Young guns sign on with Bendigo Braves

AFTER a year off to focus on her studies Kerryn Harrington is now ready to take to the court with the Bendigo Lady Braves.

The dynamic playmaker is set to provide extra support for the team this season as they try to defend their east conference premiership.

Harrington said it was good to be back in the city where she played her junior basketball.

“It is good to be back,” she said.

“It is nice to be back in my home town and my home club.

“I really missed the game and I thought Bendigo would be a good place to start.

“It is really exciting.”

The 21-year-old last suited up to play in the SEABL during the 2011 season with the Sandringham Sabres.

She also played for Bulleen and Melbourne in the WNBL before taking a break from the sport.

The 171-centimetre guard said she was looking forward to representing the Braves in the upcoming season.

“Playing at such big and proud club like Bendigo there is always expectations to do well individually and as a team,” she said.  

“I haven’t set goals as such but you always want to do Bendigo proud.”

The Bendigo Braves also announced the signing of Drew McKenzie for the 2014 season.

McKenzie moved to the city last year from Melbourne to study podiatry at La Trobe University.

“I am excited about starting with the Braves, it is a really good club and a lot of good players,” he said.

McKenzie represented Vic Metro as a junior and donned the green and gold in the Australian School Boys side in 2012.

The 19-year-old said his main goal before the start of the season was getting into shape after taking a year out of the game.

Braves coach Ben Harvey said McKenzie was a fantastic asset to the team.

“Drew is doing everything we ask of him and is a great person to have around the club,” he said. 

Both Braves teams open their 2014 account on March 22 against Brisbane at Bendigo Stadium. 

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