Big V Preview – Round 1

by The Storm Boy


Tim Sanderson’s Division 1 Women look the goods in 2020 with a strong squad put together, including a handy pick up from the Geelong Supercats and a quality import in the off season.

Having made the finals in 2019, this side looks ‘cherry ripe’ for another tilt at the post-season dance.

Two of the key players returning in 2020 are the hugely experienced Jess Scannell and rising star Olivia Virt.  Add to that line up consistent performers last season in Olivia Fuller and Emily Koroneos, along with new addition in the experienced Jaimiee Crombie, who has been a consistent player in the Big V Youth League for Geelong over recent seasons and this side is looking pretty dangerous for opposing sides.

The icing on the cake is the addition of a quality NCAA Division 1 performer in Samantha Romanowski from the University of Denver who comes to Big V with an impressive set of numbers both in assists and scoring outside the arc.

Samantha is all set to make an impact on this league in 2020 and with her talents is going to cause a few headaches for opposition Coaches this season.

This week, it’ll be the Chelsea Gulls Coach that’ll need to ‘pack the Panadol’ as they host the Storm Ladies.

Like the Storm, Chelsea were a finalist last season but were also knocked out in the semi-finals, so will also have a point to prove in 2020, which makes this a game that’s harder to miss than an episode of MAFS!

The Storm Boy says……Storm by 2 points



Hi everyone, Big V season is with us and we can’t wait to see the Storm in action for 2020!

We kick off our Division 1 Men’s season with a clash against cross-town rivals Corio Bay Stingrays at the Arena on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

All eyes will be on new recruit Marcus Thomas, a very quick guard, who can take ‘em from outside or get to the rack and get the job done.  He’ll be a handful for the Stingrays who are without an import in 2020.

There will be a few of our boys who will have some inside knowledge on their opposition this weekend, which should make for interesting times, including the impressive Seb Thomason who has forged a reputation for being a ‘go to’ player when his team needs it over several seasons at the Geelong Supercats.

Tristan Rozenfeld has also ‘seen the light’ and come across from Corio Bay’s Youth League program to add some extra spice to the Storm outfit.

Coach Beugs will also be delighted that the evergreen ‘Junk Yard Dog’ Jason Reardon will be suiting up again in 2020.  What Jase doesn’t know about playing basketball, you could write on the back of a postage stamp!

His experience and presence will be a great benefit to the Storm again this season and it’ll be interesting to see how some of his former team mates in the Stingrays colours might go about trying to curb his impact on the game.

Sunday’s opponent in Corio Bay also has a pretty handy line up themselves, with quality players such as Michael Rebula, Marko Vekic, Max Kos and veteran Dane Bow, so they’ll still need to be respected.

On paper it looks like a pretty even contest and the two Coaches in Beugs and Paul Hutchison will be mighty keen to get the upper hand on the other in the “Battle of the Barwon”.

The Storm Boy says…..Storm by 4 points!

Good luck to both sides on the weekend….Storm Boy…out!