Pesel & Carr back the Boomers into the WNBL Finals

It has been a pleasure to continue our partnership with the Deakin Melbourne Boomers, as they reach the WNBL Finals once again this season.

As firm believers in the empowering nature of women’s sport, we have worked with the Boomers on a pro bono basis for four years.

We work to ensure they get the exposure they deserve, so that more people can appreciate their dynamic, exciting brand of basketball.

We are the player sponsor of Cayla George, the Boomers’ co-captain. George is a fierce competitor, a points scoring machine and at 6 ft 4, holds a commanding presence on the court. She has been a main-stay of the Australian Opals side over the years and could be on her way to Tokyo this year to compete in the Olympics.

We’re proud to be a part of a family-driven club that does a lot of excellent community work, most recently raising over $18k for the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund during the recent horrifying bushfires.

Pesel & Carr Deakin Melbourne Boomers Media & Communications Scholarship

The partnership has also brought yet another talented Pesel & Carr and Deakin Melbourne Boomers Media & Communications Scholarship recipient to the fold this season: Maddison Petit.

Under the guidance of both Pesel & Carr and the Boomers, she has been contributing to all aspects of the Boomers’ media, marketing and communications operation throughout the season. Now in its third year, the scholarship equips young communication professionals with valuable skills and experience before they enter full-time employment.

A Growing Game

Recent years have seen a reassuring surge of recognition for the Boomers from the Australian public. Last year the Boomers’ membership broke the 3000-mark, average home attendances have consistently been the highest in the league and live games broadcast by Fox and Kayo have seen the sport reach new audiences.

Earlier this year Pesel & Carr’s Managing Director Barbara Pesel attended a ceremony marking the completion of a $50,000 upgrade to the changing room at the State Basketball Centre (SBC) – the Boomers’ home – hosted by State Treasurer Tim Pallas. The upgrade was just a drop in the well; the state government also made a $83 million commitment to redevelop the SBC last year.

WNBL Finals 2020

The Boomers face the Canberra Capitals in a best-of-three game series in their WNBL semi-final later this month, two of those taking place in the nation’s capital.

Game one takes place in Canberra on 16 February, before the Boomers host the Caps at the SBC on 23 February. The date of the final game will be announced if it’s needed, but we’re hoping the Boomers will have it wrapped up before then.

Further details of the Finals campaign are available here. Tickets will be available for purchase on 7 Feb, 9:00am.

Join us as we cheer on our Boomers!