05/03/2024

Shamera Sterling-Humphrey. (Image: Elly McNerney)

Adelaide Thunderbirds’ Shamera Sterling-Humphrey will return for a shot at a second consecutive premiership, after signing on with the club for another three years.

The re-signing will see the 28-year-old in her sixth season with the Thunderbirds next season. It will also mean that she remains in the pink and black uniform until the 2026 season.

The three-year deal follows an impressive 2023 campaign on the court, that included the Thunderbirds’ first premiership in a decade.

Sterling-Humphrey was also awarded the 2023 SSN Most Valuable Player, and named as Goal Keeper in the SSN Team of the Year.

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The Thunderbirds’ High-Performance Manager, Pitre Bourdon, praised the defender’s recent SSN season and welcomed the news of the re-signing.

“Shamera has grown immensely during her time with the club and proved yet again what she’s capable of in our premiership season,” Bourdon said.

“She stepped up into a leadership role in 2023 and led our defensive end to new heights and successes.

“Securing Shamera on a three-year deal is exciting for the club and will extend her tenure with the Thunderbirds to eight seasons.

“We look forward to welcoming her back to Adelaide and working with her to build on what we achieved in 2023.”

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