Sydney Flames

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Sydney Flames
Sydney Flames logo
LeaguesWNBL
Founded1981
HistoryBankstown Bruins
1981–1988
Sydney Bruins
1989–1991
Sydney Flames
1992–2000
Sydney Panthers
2000–2002
Sydney Uni Flames
2002–2022
Sydney Flames
2022–present
ArenaQuaycentre and Qudos Bank Arena
LocationSydney, New South Wales
Team colorsSilver and Black
Team managerMitch Fuller
Head coachShelley Gorman
OwnershipHoops Capital Pty Ltd
Championships4 (1993, 1997, 2001, 2017)

The Sydney Flames are an Australian professional basketball team based in Sydney, New South Wales. The Flames compete in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) and play their home games at Quaycentre.

Formerly known as the Sydney Uni Flames, the team rebranded in August 2022 to have a new look, new colours (changing from navy and gold to silver and black) and a new home venue.[1]

The Flames have won four WNBL championships, in 1993, 1997, 2001 and 2017. They have also finished as runners-up a further 10 times.[2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

2022-23 Sydney Flames roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
F 7 Australia Clarke, Emma 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 22 Australia Donnelly, Emma 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
C 34 United States Sjerven, Hannah (I) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 0 Australia Bowyer, Indiah 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
F 18 Australia Crawshaw, Jada 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G/F 13 United States Willoughby, Jocelyn (I) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
F 32 New Zealand Purcell, Kalani (I) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 21 Australia Froling, Keely 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
G/F 10 Australia Rowe, Kiera 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 12 Australia Rotunno, Lily 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
G 11 Australia Allen, Maddy 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
G 4 Australia Heal, Shyla 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
G 5 Australia Mangakahia, Tiana 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
G 9 Australia Panousis, Vanessa 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Head coach

Shelly Gorman

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • (I) Import player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 27 January 2023

Coaches and staff[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Sydney Flames head coaches
Name Start End Seasons Regular season Finals
W L PCT G W L PCT G
Kevin Landon 1983 1983 1 5 12 29.4 17 0 0 0.00 0
Steve Farnham 1984 1984 1 12 6 66.6 18 0 0 0.00 0
Alan Morris 1985 1985 1 7 12 36.8 19 0 0 0.0 0
Rick Bywater 1986 1986 1 8 16 33.3 24 0 0 0.0 0
Robbie Cadee [a] 1981 1989 5 54 32 62.7 86 1 2 33.3 3
Bernie Slattery 1990 1992 3 30 36 45.4 66 0 0 0.0 0
Carrie Graf 1993 1996 4 64 8 88.8 72 3 4 42.8 7
Murray Wardle 1998 1999 2 20 13 60.6 33 1 1 50.0 2
Bill Tomlinson [b] 1997 2000 2 28 11 71.7 39 2 1 66.6 3
Karen Dalton 2000 2014 14 185 122 60.2 307 11 11 50.0 22
Shannon Seebohm 2014 2016 2 24 22 52.2 46 1 1 50.0 2
Cheryl Chambers 2016 2019 3 34 32 51.5 66 4 2 66.6 6
Katrina Hibbert 2019 2021 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Shane Heal 2021 2021 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Shelley Gorman
Notes
  • a Across the years of 1981–1989, Robbie Cadee coached four seasons (1981–1982, 1987–1989)
  • b Across the years of 1997–2000, Bill Tomlinson coached two seasons (1997 & 1999–00)
  • Win/Loss statistics stand as of the end of the 2018–19 WNBL season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE SYDNEY FLAMES REIGNITED AND REIMAGINED". wnbl.basketball/sydneyflames. 1 August 2022. Retrieved 16 November 2022.
  2. ^ SYDNEY FLAMES - CLUB HISTORY

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