Remi Kamo signs on for another year (Image: Remi Kamo/Instagram)

Remi Kamo has re-signed with the Queensland Firebirds for one year, completing their defenders’ list for the new season.

Kamo went straight into a starting seven position thanks to her already-established connection with Ruby Bakewell-Doran. They played together for several years in the highly successful Brisbane North Cougars side in the HART Sapphire Series.

The vertical jump from Kamo is outstanding, and her wingspan adds immense pressure over a shot. The 29-year-old worked her way through Under 17s to Under 21s representing Queensland, then with the Sapphires in the Australian National Championships.

The defender produced an MVP performance in the Firebirds’ Round 11 win with nine gains, five intercepts, five deflections, and two rebounds.

She appeared in all the Firebirds games in her debut season. Her combination between Kamo and Bakewell-Doran would only get bigger and better as the season continued.

Kamo is confident the Firebirds can exceed next season and make a finals campaign.

“Super excited to keep building with this team. We’ve still got a core group of us from last year and hopefully we can move our way up the ladder in 2024,” Kamo said.

“I definitely feel more confident now that I’ve faced most of those big goal shooters so I’m excited to keep learning and keep working on the connection with Rubes.” 

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Head Coach Bec Bulley can’t wait to see how Kamo adapts ahead of her second season in the league.

“Remi really found her feet at SSN level across 2023,” Bulley said.

“Some of her performances, particularly in the back half of the season against the world’s best shooters, showed that there’s no doubt Remi truly belongs at this level.

“I’m thrilled she’s on board for 2024 and know an even bigger year lies ahead for her and the Firebirds.”

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