WNBL: new-look Perth Lynx ready to go, says Toni Farnworth

Toni Farnworth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474124
Toni Farnworth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474124

Western Suburbs Weekly’s Perth Lynx columnist Toni Farnworth is gearing up for game one of the 2017-18 season against the Sydney Uni Flames on Sunday, October 8 at the Bendat Basketball Centre, from 1pm.

TONI Farnworth (30) will go in to the first Perth Lynx game with a State Basketball League premiership under her belt.

Farnworth was part of the Perry Lakes Hawks team that won the 2017 flag earlier this month.

“I’m going in to this season with confidence,” she said.

“The Hawks had a great season; we only lost two games all year.

“It was an enjoyable off-|season to play and gave me a chance to work on my game.”

Farnworth, who has played for Perth in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) since 2012, will line up with a new team for season 2017-18.

“There’s only three back from last year, but it’s good because the players we have brought in are very exciting,” she said.

“For me, it’s a matter of getting everyone up to speed with our offensive plays.”

The guard said playing the first game at home on October 8 against reigning premiers Sydney Uni Flames would be good for the new-look Perth Lynx.

Farnworth said the Melbourne Boomers had really improved and had signed some big names, and the Dandenong Rangers, who had picked up former Lynx stars Tessa Lavey and Carley Mijovic, would also be tough opponents.

The New Zealander started her WNBL career with the Adelaide Lightning and has previously worn Willetton and Joondalup jerseys in the SBL.