OUTGOING Bendigo Bank Spirit chairman Jeremi Moule believes the club is in a strong position to continue its WNBL success.
Moule will move to Adelaide this weekend to take up a position with South Australia's Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
During eight years with the Spirit, from conception to last year's maiden championship, Moule has helped steer the club into its most successful era.
"It's in a good position because of the success that we had last year," Moule said.
"It continues to be hard work and it requires that degree of hard work from everyone involved in it to make sure that it continues to be successful.
"But there's some very good people involved with the club and I'm sure it will be in good hands moving forward.
"It's been exciting to see it grow from being a concept through to what it is now.
"To have won a championship last year was the absolute icing on the cake."
Other highlights for Moule included Kristi Harrower playing in the Spirit's first game and the incredible community support leading into last season's finals series.
"That gave a real sense of achievement for those who had been involved with the club for a period of time," he said.
"That was a pretty special moment for the Spirit.
"More recently, the success of Kelly Wilson and Gabe (Richards), who was selected in the Opals squad but had a foot injury, to see those two who have spent so much time at the club and developed as players and been so influential around the club to receive that recognition was pretty special for the Spirit."
Moule will initially take a break from basketball when he moves to SA, but hopes to get back involved in future.
The Spirit will elect a new chairman at is board meeting later this month.