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April 2, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Shaun Bruce

We are very excited to announce that Shaun Bruce has signed with McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.


Shaun is currently playing for the Sydney Kings in the NBL and has played over 200 games for the Cairns Taipans, Brisbane Bullets, Adelaide 36ers and Sydney Kings. Shaun was the Queensland Basketball League MVP in 2017 in a season that saw Shaun register regular triple doubles. Shaun joins the Thunder as an elite point guard that is a proven NBL star and winner. With a starting back court of Shaun Bruce and Jeremy Kendle, the Thunder men will have one of the best back court combinations in the NBL1 North in 2021. Shaun will join the Thunder at the conclusion of the Sydney Kings 2021 NBL campaign.


General Manager Mitch Young had the following to say about Shaun signing with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men - 


“Brucey is one of the best teammates I was fortunate enough to play with in the National Basketball League. As well as being a great teammate, he is a great person. Recruiting a superstar who has such a high level of character is incredible for our program. The flow on effect to our younger developing players on our roster such as Tane Kirisome, Boston Mazlin and junior Thunder representative players, who will be fortunate to be able to learn from Bruce during his time with the Thunder. Bruce is an elite point guard who can run a team, score, defend, create and will make everyone else on our roster instantly better. We feel that the pairing of Bruce and Jeremy Kendle in our backcourt will give us the best backcourt in the league. Our Thunder fans will be able to see two of the best perimeter players in the league and two genuine NBL stars in a high octane Thunder line up unlike anything before.”


NBL1 North 2021 Season memberships go on sale next Tuesday. Grab your season membership for what will be a huge NBL1 North 2021 for the Thunder Family. 

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April 1, 2021

Major Partner Announcement: McDonald's Logan x Logan Thunder 2021 - 2022

We are very excited to announce that McDonald’s Logan have renewed as major naming rights partner of the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men NBL1 Program, McDonald’s Thunderball program and McDonald’s ThunderUP School program for the next 2 years. Huge news for what has become a key partnership for Logan Basketball. McDonald’s have been integral in allowing Logan Basketball to offer one of the best introduction to Basketball programs in Queensland at minimal cost across 5 locations in greater Logan. The McDonald’s ThunderUP school program also visited a record number of schools in 2020 and will continue to allow Logan Basketball to engage with local schools to grow basketball participation and help local kids get active. The NBL1 McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men remain continued championship contenders each season and will continue this into NBL1 North.

Some key highlights of the Logan Thunder x McDonald's partnership:


  • NBL1 McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men competing in the finals since the inception of the partnership
  • McDonald’s Thunderball program grown to over 140 participants per Term with a 5th Thunderball location in Logan added in 2020 - Jimbooomba
  • Over 10 schools visited in 2020 through the McDonald’s ThunderUP School development program
  • In excess of $20,000.00 raised for Ronald McDonald House charities since the inception of the partnership which includes the Ronald McDonald House Charity game night and Logan Thunder support around McHappy day every year.


The partnership will see McDonald’s remain as naming rights of all included programs until the end of 2021. 

On behalf of the Thunder Family, Logan Basketball would like to say a huge thank you to the McDonald’s Logan ownership group for their continued support.


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March 31, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Lisa and Mary Barnett - Keresoma

Thunder Family,

We are excited to announce the return of Lisa and Mary Barnett- Keresoma who have re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Lisa and Mary are both Logan Thunder junior’s who have progressed through our Thunder program since U12's and are now representing the Thunder Family in our Senior Women’s program. Lisa and Mary were recently selected in the New Zealand Tall Ferns Squad for the FIBA Women’s ASIA Cup. Both Lisa and Mary are stars on the rise with their best basketball ahead of them and we look forward to watching both take on a bigger role and continue to develop this season.

Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women head coach Brayden Heslehurst had the following to say about Lisa and Mary returning:

“Mary and Lisa are two more of our juniors who have now had a few years in the senior program under their belt and we will be looking for them to take a major step forward this NBL1 season. Both of them obviously have great size but also mobility at that position and have even more higher level experience after being part of the NZ Tall Ferns camp this year so we are really looking for them, as our locals and junior products, to form a good front court combination with the likes of Mikaela Ruef and Chevannah Paalvast. We think they are on track to play a bigger role for us this year and we really are excited about seeing their hard work over the past two years pay off.”


Welcome back Lisa and Mary Barnett - Keresoma and get ready for a huge NBL1 North season Thunder Family.


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March 30, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Zac Young

Thunder Family,


We are excited to announce that Zac Young has signed with McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Zac attended Holy Names University in California competing in the Pac West for 4 years graduating in 2019. Zac started all 25 games as a senior and was named to the all academic Pac West team.  We are excited to have another Logan Thunder junior return from college and play for our senior representative team. We are proud to boast what will be one of the strongest contingents of junior players (in Men and Women) within our senior teams in the NBL1.

Head coach Luke Cann had the following to say about Zac signing with the Thunder: 


“ We are thrilled to have Zac back on board as apart of the Thunder Family. As a local junior Zac exemplifies what it means to represent the whole Logan community and always plays with a toughness that is extremely valuable to any team. He has legitimate size and length for a interior player and will offer us depth In our big rotation this season while doing all the things on the court in which embody team basketball and what we are about. Zac has had a great pre season so far and I’m looking forward to seeing him take a big leap in his game this year.”

Zac’s Logan Thunder junior representative team won 2 x State Championships and Zac will be joined in the Thunder front-court by another member of his junior Thunder team which we are soon to announce.

Get ready for a big 2021 NBL1 North Thunder Family.

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March 26, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Carla Drennan

Thunder Family,


We are excited to announce the return of Carla Drennan who has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Originally from Willeton in Western Australian, Carla attended California State University Northridge playing Division 1 NCAA in the Pac West before joining the Bendigo Bank Thunder Women for the 2020 Queensland State League Season. 

General Manager Mitch Young had the following to say about Carla returning:

“We are excited to have Carla return for NBL1 North after a strong QSL season building on her role in our Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women's 2020 Queensland State League championship. Carla joined the Thunder Family and immediately excelled in our playing group due to her high character and work ethic. Carla is a young guard who's best basketball is yet to come and we look forward to Carla's continued development playing alongside Mikhaela Cann and Ashley Taia. Our back court depth of Carla and Dani Bayes will see us have one of the best young back courts in the NBL1 North.”

NBL1 North Logan Thunder Season memberships on sale next week.


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March 24, 2021

Burbank Homes Winter Junior Club Basketball Season Registration Now Open:

Register now for the Burbank Homes Junior Winter Club Basketball competition. The competition will run from April 23rd - September 11 , 2021 with 16 rounds of fun and safe organised basketball. Link to register: click here

Included in your registraiton is the Glory League subscription which gives you access to all game and player video highlights 24hours after conclusion of game via email.

Age Group:

McDonald's Thunder 10's: Age 7, 8 and 9 (Born 2012, 2013, 2014) - Play Saturday morning

U12: Age 10 and 11 (Born 2010, 2011) - Play Saturday morning

U14: Age 12 and 13 (Born 2008, 2009) - Play Saturday morning

U16: Age 14 and 15 (Born 2006, 2007) - Play Friday night

U19: Age 16, 17 and 18 (Born 2003, 2004, 2005) - Play Friday night

All games held at the Bendigo Bank Cornubia Park Sports Centre.

Season Dates:

Sign on Friday April 23rd

UNDER 16/19 GAME DATES UNDER 10’S/12/14 DATES

30/04/2021 GRADING 1 1/05/2021 GRADING 1

7/05/2021 GRADING 2  8/05/2021 GRADING 2

14/05/2021 GRADING 3 15/05/2021 GRADING 3

Friday - 21/05/2021 Saturday - 22/05/2021

Friday - 28/05/2021 Saturday - 29/05/2021

Friday - 4/06/2021 Saturday - 5/06/2021

Friday - 11/06/2021 Saturday - 12/06/2021

Friday - 19/06/2021 Saturday - 19/06/2021

Friday - 25/06/2021 Saturday - 26/06/2021

SCHOOL HOLIDAY BREAK

Friday - 16/07/2021 Saturday - 17/07/2021

Friday - 23/07/2021 Saturday - 24/07/2021

Friday - 30/07/2021 Saturday - 31/07/2021

Friday - 6/08/2021 Saturday - 7/08/2021

Friday - 13/08/2021 Saturday - 14/08/2021

Friday - 20/08/2021 Saturday - 21/08/2021

Friday - 27/08/2021 Saturday - 28/08/2021

Friday (Semi Final) - 3/09/2021 Saturday (Semi - Final) 4/09/2021

Friday (Grand - Final) - 10/09/2021 Saturday (Grand- Final) 11/09/2021

Club Contact for each Logan Basketball Incorproated Affiliated Club:

Beenleigh Blitz Basketball:

Ali Rees - beenleighblitz@gmail.com


Cavaliers Basketball Club:

Sandra Paterson - cavsbasketball20@gmail.com


Jazz Basketball Club:

jazzbasketball.committee@gmail.com


Phoenix Gems Sports Club - Basketball Club:

Stevi Byron - bb_competition@phoenixgems.org


John Paul College:

Emma McDonald - EMcDonald@JPC.QLD.EDU.AU


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Logan Basketball:


Ben Jaenke-Cain - opsmanager@loganbasketball.com 0433446855

Deborah Crone - comps@loganbasketball.com

Link to register: Click here

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March 24, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Max Kerle

Thunder Family,


We are excited to announce that Max Kerle has signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Max joins the Thunder as an elite shooter who is consistently 40% from the 3 in recent state league seasons. Max has spent time with the Adelaide 36ers and is a high character person with a strong passion for basketball development that will see the junior thunder Family benefit over the NBL1 North Season.


General Manager Mitch Young had the following to say about Max signing with the Thunder: “We reached out to Max early in the recruiting process seeking his ability to knock down open shots and space the floor as a premium in the NBL1. With the roster we are assembling we will have elite play makers facilitating the ball and Max is someone that will benefit with a lot of open looks from the 3. Max has the ability to change a game with his shot making and we are excited to add a high quality perimeter shooter to our roster. Max is a great person and his character fits in very well with our playing group. I also look forward to Max delivering player development opportunities to our Juniors through the NBL1 season which is something I know he is passionate about.”


Please welcome Max Kerle to the Thunder Family. More player and partner announcements very soon.

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March 23, 2021

Major Partner Announcement: Burbank Homes


We are excited to announce that Burbank Homes has joined the Thunder Family as a major partner for 2021. Burbank homes will become the naming rights partner of our Logan Basketball Junior Club Competition as well as a major Logan Thunder program partner.


With over 30 years’ experience, and an array of awards for everything from design innovation to customer service, the Burbank team know a thing or two about home building. Led by father and son team Eddie and Jarrod Sanfilippo, Burbank Homes is a family owned and operated business with family values at the heart of every home. Starting out as a small home building company in Melbourne, Burbank has blossomed into one of Australia’s most trusted builders, with offices in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. 


We caught up with Mitchell Symonds from the Burbank Team…


LB: What message would like you to get across to the Thunder Family about Burbank Homes?


MS: We would like your community to know about our mission to build places for people to call home. Burbank is a builder that boasts unbeatable value, with the buying power of a large national company and the small personal touch of a local team. With 1000’s of different floor plan layouts, your own interior design guided colour selection and access to the latest and greatest supplier products, we’re sure you’ll love the final tailored product.


LB: Why did Burbank Homes look to get involved with the Thunder Family?


MS: We’ve seen the fantastic work the Thunder have done in building their own community, which very closely fits in with our company values at Burbank. Logan is also an area of fantastic opportunity for new home buyers with growing developments and infrastructure projects in the region.


LB: What are some of the opportunities available to Logan Basketball members through the Burbank Homes partnership?


MS: Burbank will be able to offer a free of charge new home consultation, where we can help with anything from finance questions, home and land packages, and knock down rebuild advice. We’re also very excited to be offering an additional $1,000 donation to Logan Basketball for any homes built by members.


Huge news to have Burbank Homes joining the Thunder Family in 2021! If you are in the market for a new home, the Burbank team have a huge range of single and double storey designs to choose from. Burbank has homes to suit every lifestyle and budget. Support our program partners who support the Thunder Family. Contact Ryan Watson or 0437 538 806) the Burbank local Logan new home expert. We also encourage checking out the Burbank Homes website www.burbank.com.au/queensland

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March 22, 2021

Major Partner Announcement: Logan Thunder x Bendigo Bank Naming Rights

We are very excited to announce that Bendigo Bank have re-signed as major naming rights partner of the Cornubia Park Sports Centre and the NBL1 North Logan Thunder Women. Bendigo Bank's Logan Community Bank Branches will remain the naming rights Partner for 2021 and continue the ongoing success of allowing Logan Basketball to offer some of the lowest court hire access in Queensland to the Logan City community. Bendigo Bank will also remain the Naming Rights Partner of your NBL1 Logan Thunder Women's Team. Huge news for what has become a key partnership for Logan Basketball and what will continue to build off the success of the undefeated Thunder women's winning the 2020 Queensland State League championship. Bendigo Bank have played an integral part in the building the Logan Thunder girls program from U12’s through to NBL1 becoming what is now regarded as the best in Queensland.


Some key additional inclusions in this years partnership are:


  • Logan Thunder Elite Development Program
  • Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder community access scholarship to provide disadvantaged youth in Logan access to Basketball
  • Bendigo Bank Home Loan rebate with Thunder Family members receiving $150 off Representative fess when accessing a home loan through Bendigo Bank
  • Bendigo Bank Player Development Program - on going Basketball development though 2021 for Logan Basketball junior club and representative players


If you are in need of any financial services, including, but not limited to Home, Investment, Business and Personal Loans, Superannuation and Insurance head to one of your local Logan Bendigo Bank Branches. Remember to mention that you are a Logan Basketball member to unlock member's only discounts and offers!


Thunder Family, support our major partner and bank with Bendigo Bank. Entering the 8th year of our partnership the relationship between two community minded organisations has delivered great success.


Our local Loganholme branch contact remains Wendy Truter who can be reached via wendy.truter@bendigoadelaide.com.au or 0412 229 660

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March 19, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Jeremy Kendle

We are very excited to announce that American Jeremy Kendle has signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.


Jeremy is currently playing for the New Zealand Breakers in NBL. Jeremy has previously played for the Adelaide 36ers, Brisbane Bullets, Sydney Kings and joins the Thunder Family with an impressive basketball resume including being named a 2 time All American in College (Bellarmine Knights), QBL MVP in 2015, SEABL champion and MVP. Jeremy has also spent time playing professionally in Europe. Jeremy is very talented scoring guard and will make the Thunder a championship contender.

McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men Head coach Luke Cann had the following to say about signing Kendle: “We are excited to welcome JK and his family to Logan. Not only has JK shown an outstanding ability on the court over various teams and leagues, his character and discipline is what I’m most excited about having around the club. This area sets him apart from others and will be a great addition for our developing juniors and team in helping our group reach finals and beyond.”


Jeremy will be a fan favourite and we look forward to welcoming the Kendle Family to the Thunder Family.

Season memberships will be on sale very soon. Make sure you grab your season membership ahead of what will be a huge year for the Thunder in the NBL1 North.


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March 15, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Dani Bayes

Thunder Family,


We are excited to announce the return of Dani Bayes who has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.

Dani is a Logan Thunder junior who has progressed through our program winning our Mikhaela Donnelly Logan Thunder junior player of the year award twice. Dani averaged 13 ppg last season for our undefeated Queensland State League Champion women shooting the 3 @ 43%.

Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women’s head coach Brayden Heslehurst had the following to say about Dani returning:

"Dani has grown immensely ever since she's been part of our senior program from 2019 and we couldn't be more excited to have her back this year. She will play a bigger role this year as we look to continue to develop our local products around our senior core of Mikhaela Cann, Ash Taia, Mikaela Ruef and Chevannah Paalvast. Dani in my opinion is one of the best shooters going around in the country right now and is an absolute star of the future. She has an incredible work ethic and that, along with her ability to improve in the areas she has needed to in recent times is what has impressed me the most and we look forward to her playing a major role in our quest to win an NBL1 title this year."

Please welcome Dani back for the Inaugural NBL1 North season and get ready for more player and partner announcements soon.


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March 9, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Elijah Puna

Thunder Family,


We are excited to announce the return of Elijah Puna who has re-signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Elijah is a graduate of Logan Basketball Affiliated Junior Club - John Paul College. Elijah has spent time in the Brisbane Bullets development program and at 6'7 brings a skill set and athleticism unique for his size.


McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Head Coach Luke Cann had the following to say about Elijah returning:

"We are excited to welcome Elijah back for another season. Elijah has shown tremendous growth as a player and person since arriving at Logan two years ago and we look forward to continuing to help him develop into a consistent NBL-1  contributor. We believe Elijah has a great future in the game and he is firmly one to watch this season."

Season memberships available soon.


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March 5, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Cassie Carroll


We are very excited to announce the return of Cassie Carroll who has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.


Cassie has previously played multiple seasons in the WNBL, won 3 x SEABL championship's and has represented Queensland as a junior adding to her impressive Basketball resume last year with a 2020 Queensland State League Championship. Cassie remained an integral part of our Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women in our 2020 championship and is a huge addition returning for the inaugural NBL1 North season.


Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women’s head coach Brayden Heslehurst had the following to say about Cassie returning:


“ I can’t be more excited to have someone of Cassie’s calibre, talent and experience back on our team for this season. She made a huge impact on our team last year with her versatility and ability to play so many positions on the floor, defend at a high level and also continued to improve on the offensive end, including a massive grand final where she hit six threes. Cassie will be even better this year with a preseason behind her and she’s just one of those unselfish team players that every group needs to win a championship.”

Great news for what is shaping up to be a very talented Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women's team for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.

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March 3, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Boston Mazlin


We are excited to announce the return of Boston Mazlin who has re-signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.


Boston has recently been named in the Australian U19 Emus squad and is currently playing for our Logan Thunder U21 Men averaging 16.33 PPG. Boston is a Queensland Junior representative and has a bright future ahead of him as a star on the rise.


Boston joined our Senior Representative program last season as a member of our McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men’s Queensland State League team and we look forward to watching Boston take on a bigger role this season.

General Manager Mitch Young said " Boston is a great young talent that we are excited to return to our back court for NBL1. Boston brings shooting, play making, perimeter defending and is of very high character. Boston's work ethic and hunger to learn off former NBL players like Michael Cedar will see him play a big role for us this season. Pairing Boston and Tane Kirisome gives us one of the best young back courts in the league that we will look to continue to build our program around for the future."

Please join us in welcoming Boston back for the inaugural NBL1 North Season.

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February 26, 2021

NBL1 Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Chevannah Paalvast

We are very excited to announce the return of Chevannah Paalvast who has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season.

Chevannah returns for her 2nd straight season with the Thunder after playing a significant role in our Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women’s 2020 Queensland State League Championship. Originally from New Zealand, Chevannah spent the 2020 WNBL season with the Bendigo Spirit and has previously played for the Canberra Capitals, Townsville Fire and New Zealand Tall Ferns.

Chevannah had the following to say about returning for the Thunder: 

On returning - “It’s great to be back! I really enjoyed playing at Logan last year with a great bunch of talented girls. I’m excited for an opportunity to win a NBL1 championship with Logan.”

On improvements from the undefeated QSL season and Championship - “Even though we had an amazing season there is always room to improve. I think for us it will be improving our consistency on defense and refining or execution on offence.”

On the Thunder Family - “It really does feel like a family. Everyone is extremely supportive and welcoming. I think the best thing is the fact that people at Logan will go out of their way to help each other out.”

On the 2020 WNBL season with the Bendigo Spirit and what Chev will bring to the Thunder women in 2021 - “I definitely think we underachieved in the WNBL, however, it was a great experience getting the opportunity to play in one of the best women’s leagues in the world. I think for our team I will bring a defensive presence, as well as, some experience. Our team is very talented, so I think for me it’s just about doing the little things, like setting screens, to get teammates open.”

More player and partner announcements next week.

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February 25, 2021

Major Announcement: Logan Thunder Branding Launch

We are excited to launch our new branding which will represent our Thunder Family moving forward. It has been two decades since the Logan Thunder branding has been updated and we now present a bold and unique branding design that will carry us into the future. After a challenging year in 2020,  we felt we needed to start 2021 with a bang and roll out our new branding ahead of a big year for the Thunder Family.

General Manager Mitch Young is proud to unveil the new look:


"We're at a really exciting juncture as a basketball association – we have our largest ever membership base, a 5th court set to open in a few weeks, our players and teams are consistently in the top echelon in Queensland basketball and we're really excited about what we are building"


“Our Thunder Family was born in Logan in 1999 and has survived through grit, hard work and determination. We’re a resilient association that is respectful, disciplined and very passionate about basketball and our community.”


“We’re launching the new branding as we embark on the next exciting chapter in our association’s history. The new branding retains our thunderbolt and basketball design – a nod to our history and our connection to the past and presents a clean dynamic update of the brand.”


Coinciding with our new branding we will have new merchandise for members and supporters available soon through Hoop2Hoop.

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February 24, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Tane Kirisome

We are excited to announce the return of Tane Kirisome who has re-signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Tane made his international debut last Saturday night as a member of the New Zealand Tall Blacks and became our 11th Logan Thunder international representative. Tane has come through our pathway and began playing Thunderball in 2007. Tane’s talent, character and strong work ethic have seen him represent Queensland as a junior and be awarded our Logan Thunder junior male player of the year award twice. 

Tane joined our Senior Representative program last season as a member of our McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men’s Queensland State League team who unfortunately lost in the finals to eventual champions Jason Cadee and the Brisbane Capitals. We look forward to watching Tane take on a bigger role this season as another Logan Thunder Junior transitions into our senior representative program. Please join us in welcoming Tane back for the inaugural NBL1 North Season.

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February 22, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Mikaela Ruef

We are very excited to announce the return of the 2019 QBL Women’s MVP Mikaela Ruef who has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Mik returns for her 3rd straight season with the Thunder after averaging a whopping 22 points per game , 18 rebounds per game and 3 assists per game leading our Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women to the 2020 Queensland State League Championship.

Mik spent the 2020 WNBL season with the Canberra Capitals and is currently playing for CBBS Chardonnay in France. Mik has continued to play professionally since graduating from Stanford University.

Mik had the following to say about returning for the Thunder Family: “It feels great to be back with the Thunder. I’ve felt at home in Logan since I’ve come to Queensland so I’m happy to play another season here. Winning the QSL was fun last year and I think it really motivated our core group to stick together and to try and win NBL1 this season. Obviously the teams in the league will be better this season, but we built a lot of chemistry last year together and we’re hoping that will give us an advantage this season. The best part of the Thunder Family is the people. The volunteers and people associated with the club, love it so much and do whatever they can to make the club successful. It really is like you’re a part of the family and makes you feel like you belong. WNBL in the hub was a good experience. It gave me time to explore parts of the country I haven’t seen before, so I really enjoyed that. However, given it was so short and we had limited practice time, I took the opportunity to go and finish up the season in France. Coming here, I’ve been able to work more on my game and play more, so it will help me to be fit and ready and build my confidence going into the NBL1 season” 

We look forward to watching Mik dominate again this season for our Thunder Women. Please join us in welcoming Mik back for what will be a huge NBL1 Season.


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February 19, 2021

Queensland State League Logan Thunder Coach Announcement: Anita Peckham and Joe Noble

We are excited to announce our 2021 Queensland State League Head Coaches - Anita Peckham and Joseph Noble.

Joe has re-signed after leading the Thunder men to the quarter finals and a top 5 finish last year in QSL2. Joe continues to play a big role in the Thunder Family at all levels and will look to develop and lead our QSL men who will feature some of our future NBL1 McDonald's Logan Thunder Men.

Anita takes the reigns as head coach after helping Jason Auton as QSL2 assitant coach last season, which saw both our QSL and QSL2 women crowned champions. Anita has recently lead our U18 Thunder girls to the bronze medal at the 2020 U18 State Champs. Anita brings strong experience with our womens program and will lead our Thunder women to defend the Queensland State League title. Our QSL Women's team will also feature some of our junior talent coming out of our U18 and U21 program who we will look to continue to develop into future Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women.

Logan Thunder Men and Women final QSL trial will be at 8.00am on the 28th of February at the Bendigo Bank Cornubia Park Sports Centre.

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February 17, 2021

NBL1 North McDonald's Logan Thunder Men Player Announcement: Michael Cedar

We are excited to announce that Michael Cedar has re-signed with the McDonald’s Logan Thunder Men for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Mick has played 219 games in his NBL career all for the Townsville Crocs. Mick has played 244 QBL games and has won 2 QBL championships. Since joining the Thunder in 2016 Mick has become an integral part of the Thunder men’s program as a shooter, scorer and a leader. Mick is heavily involved in the community and remains on the board of Indigenous Basketball Australia. Mick is currently delivering the Indigenous Community Basketball Program at the Cornubia Park Sports Centre.

Mick had this to say about re-signing with the Thunder: “The reason why I will only ever play for one club in South Queensland, is the Thunder Family. Unless you become a part of it you don’t understand just how amazing the people are, whether they are players on the NBL1 squads, the admin and office staff, the young rep players, the fans and sponsors and the café/kitchen staff, the Thunder family truly is a family. The on court product is a product of all the people involved and the culture that has been built comes off the back of all these relationships that are built. Continuing to play on in my 18th season of state league, it was a no brainer to stay at Logan.”

The Logan Thunder NBL1 North season tips off on the 15th of May and we will have more player signings and announcements soon.


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February 12, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women Player Announcement: Ashley Taia

We are excited to announce that your very own Logan Thunder Junior Ashley Taia has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Ash played for the Canberra Capitals in the 2020 WNBL season and has previously played for the Adelaide Lightning and Indiana State University in the NCAA. Ash returns for her 3rd straight season with the Thunder and will join Mikhaela Cann one of the best backcourts in the NBL1. Ash had this to say about returning for the inaugural NBL1 Season: “ It feels amazing to be here 20 years later still playing for Logan. This was the dream when I first started Thunderball; to come back and play for our club and our fans is unreal. Last years success was definitely a continuation of our programs efforts the year before. I believe we have gotten better ever year, which means this year will be our best season yet. Our young guns get better every session and our core group of oldies have undeniable experience and leadership that will take us all the way once again. The best thing about the Thunder Family is the culture that everyone buys into. We really are a family and you can feel the support and community every time you walk into the building. Even at away games you can always see, hear and feel the Thunder Family presence. “ We are very proud to boast a starting NBL1 back court of two former Logan Thunder Juniors! More player signings and announcements soon.

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February 9, 2021

NBL1 North Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Player Announcement: Mikhaela Cann

We are excited to announce that your very own Logan Thunder Junior Mikhaela Cann has re-signed with the Bendigo Bank Logan Thunder Women for the 2021 NBL1 North Season. Mikhaela returns for her 6th straight senior representative season with the Thunder and will look to lead what is set to be another strong Thunder Women's team for the inaugural NBL1 Season. Leading the Bendigo Bank Thunder Women to the Queensland State League Championship last season Mik averaged 11.7 PPG , 5.38 RPG and 7.7 APG. When asked about returning for the inaugural NBL1.

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February 8, 2021

Logan Basketball Website is live

Welcome to the new Logan Basketball website. Everything you need to know about playing, coaching, refereeing, competitions, latest news and more.... all in a cleaner, brighter and easier to use format. We have also added Thunder Family history in our about section including - International and State representatives, Professional Players, State Championships, Perpetual awards and more . There will be major announcements over the coming weeks. Stay tuned Thunder Family!

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