Thursday, October 26, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
In a huge recruiting coup, Chelsea Brook has put pen to paper and will return to the McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes for the 2024 NBL1 North Season.
25-year-old Brook is the first NBL1 roster signing for the Meteorettes and makes her way back to North
Queensland following a two-year stint with the Darwin Salties. In her second season in the Northern Territory,
Brook averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Across 51 career NBL1 games she’s averaged an
impressive 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per outing.
Mackay locals will be familiar with the star power forward following her stellar 2021 season in the red and black,
where Brook was recognised with Most Valuable Player and Players’ Player honours. The former Australian
representative becoming a fan favourite at the Crater on the back of her physical play and long-range shooting.
McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes Head Coach Jamiey Doevendans was elated with the announcement of Brook as his first player signing for 2024.
“Signing Chelsea to our McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes is extremely exciting for both the team and the
“Chelsea is a natural leader and has a very high basketball I.Q.
“She can shoot the ball at a high clip which will help spread the floor and has the ability to defend multiple
“I believe she’ll make an immediate impact on our team culture and be a positive mentor for all our young athletes.”
Brook also shared her delight about her Mackay return.
“I’m excited to be back with the Meteorettes and pumped to be playing with a new group of girls and having the opportunity to reconnect with the Mackay community.
“I’m also thrilled at the opportunity to be working with Jamiey again and can’t wait for the season to start.”
Brook will relocate to Mackay in early 2024 in time for the commencement of pre-season training.
More NBL1 player announcements are expected in the coming weeks.
Chelsea Brook in action for the McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes in 2021. Photo credit: Kieron Place