Neininger returns from retirement

Published: 4 December 2020 at 10:00

Katarzyna Neininger playing basketball with five other women in view

In a U-turn decision, former Rhino and veteran forward Katarzyna Neininger has decided to return to the court once more and will play under Coach Jacob Lloyd's leadership this season.

The Polish forward has been a central member of the ARU Basketball programme for many years, having won two WNBL division one play-off titles and one National Cup final during the last three seasons.

Neininger commented on her return by saying, "I know I said I was done, but when I saw the first game of the season, I realised that I wasn't ready to step away from the team! After talking with Jacob, it was clear that I could still contribute and play with this team that I care so much about."

Coach Lloyd was delighted to acquire Neininger and said, "Bringing Kasia back into the fold is a huge coup for us. When we were presented with the opportunity to re-sign her there wasn’t a hesitation from us to pull the trigger.

"She offers us a much-needed different dimension, brings with her a fantastic personality, and provides us with a wealth of experience which is only going to help us. It’s fantastic to have her back onboard!”