The Taranaki Steelformers Airs are delighted to announce the re-signing of local standout Quintin Bailey for the 2024 NZNBL season. As a team deeply rooted in community and talent development, the Airs are thrilled to retain a player who exemplifies the spirit and skill that the organization stands for.
Head of Basketball, Chris Anstey expressed his enthusiasm for Bailey's return: " I was able to meet and spend some time with Quintin in Invercargill for the 3x3 tournament earlier this year and as a club we couldn’t be more excited than we’ve be able to re-sign Quintin, have him as really integral part of what Sam and the coaching group are trying to achieve with this playing group moving forward. From what I already know and I think the locals will know better, he’s a high quality human being, a fantastic player and someone who fits into the way we are going to go about it, on and off the court, perfectly”.
Bailey, a local hero with a deep connection to the Taranaki region, has shown remarkable progress over the past seasons. His commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire both teammates and fans have made him a fan favourite and a role model for aspiring basketball players in the community.
"Re-signing with the Airs means a great deal to me. It's more than just playing basketball; it's about being part of a family and contributing to the place I call home," said Bailey. "I'm looking forward to hitting the court with my teammates and giving our fans something to cheer about this season."
The Airs are focused on building a winning culture and a team that the community can be proud of. With Bailey's re-signing, the team is poised to make a significant impact in the upcoming season, starting with their opening game against the Manawatu Jets on March 30th.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Cole Brown – GM@airsbasketball.co.nz