05/03/2024

Latanya Wilson (Photo: Elly McNerney/2022)

After starring throughout the 2023 SSN season, premiership-winning defender Latanya Wilson will continue her tenure at the Adelaide Thunderbirds until the end of 2026.

Being able to play across all three defensive positions, Wilson has been a find for the Thunderbirds with her agility, vertical leap and versatility ensuring she is one of the first picked each week.

She has managed to combine with fellow Jamaica Sunshine Girls teammate Shamera Sterling for one of the best defensive pairings in the league.

Individually, Wilson finished fourth for intercepts (30) and deflections (70) across the league. She was also named in the SSN’s Team of the Round four times.

To finish the season off on a high, Wilson was named the Players’ Player at the Adelaide Thunderbirds awards night.

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The High Performance Manager at the Thunderbirds, Pitre Bourdon spoke about Wilson’s development and impact at her time at the club so far.

“Latanya made significant progress in her development in her first two seasons with us in 2021 and 22, and she found a new gear in 2023,” Bourdon said.

“Her combination of talent, athleticism and commitment has seen her flourish into the versatile and relentless defender she is today.

“We are excited to have re-signed Latanya and look forward to working with her over the next three seasons.” 

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