Adding another Jamaican star to their line-up for 2024, the Adelaide Thunderbirds have signed Romelda Aiken-George to bolster their shooting stocks.
One of the big names in the international sphere, Romelda Aiken-George has spent over a decade playing internationally for the Jamaican Sunshine Girls.
In Australia’s domestic leagues, Aiken-George was a constant force for the Queensland Firebirds after signing back in 2008. She won three premierships along with two consecutive MVP awards within this 14 year period.
After being left without a contract for 2023, Romelda Aiken-George was given a lifeline by the NSW Swifts after their shooter Sam Wallace was effectively ruled out of the season with her ongoing ACL injury.
She comes to the Thunderbirds with over 200 games of national league experience as well as the confidence and solid form that was evident in the red and blue dress. She notched up 847.5 Nissan Net Points during her 2023 season with the Swifts.
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A prolific goal shooter, Aiken-George will be on hand to strengthen Adelaide’s young offensive third which includes Lucy Austin, Lauren Frew and Georgie Horjus.
The High Performance Manager at the Adelaide Thunderbirds Pitre Bourdon spoke about the acquisition of Aiken-George.
“Romelda has been one of the game’s best shooting targets for over a decade and she proved that once again during the 2023 season,” Bourdon said.
“She brings significant experience to our relatively young attack end and consistently delivers high volume under the post.
“We look forward to welcoming Romelda into the Thunderbirds family and working with her in 2024.”