01/03/2024

Queensland Firebird Macy Gardner (Photo: Elly McNerney/2022)

After a break-out season that ended with a wrist injury, Macy Gardner has been re-signed to a three year deal with her club, the Queensland Firebirds.

Having to sit out the remaining part of the season after breaking her wrist against the Melbourne Vixens in Round Seven, Gardner would have been guttered at how her season ended.

Fast forward six months, she has fulled recovered and has now signed a deal which will take her to the end of the 2026 season with Queensland.

Having initially signed a deal as a full-time player, she was back as a contracted 10 player and impressed upon return, which included her first start in Round Six this year.

In that display, Gardner was sensational with 16 goal assists, two deflections, two gains and two intercepts.

“I’m super excited to be a Firebird for the next three years,” Gardner said.

“There is no other club I’d rather be a part of.

“We have an exciting group, who are extremely motivated to have success and I can’t wait to see what 2024 and beyond brings.”

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Being awarded the Firebirds’ Spirit Award at their 2023 Awards night, Gardner was impressive as a part of the travelling contingent providing leadership and a ‘commitment to the side’.

Her head coach Bec Bulley spoke about the maturity of Gardner.

“Macy’s injury was a real blow not just for her but for the team, especially as it came just as she was showing the league how good of a player she is,” Bulley said.

“It says a lot about Macy’s character and spirit that despite the obvious disappointment that came with the injury news she remained an integral part of the team for the rest of the season and approached her recovery with the same determination and attitude she brings to the court.

“I cannot wait to see what she’ll bring to us this season.”

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