Ruby Bakewell-Doran

Ruby Bakewell-Doran
Bakewell-Doran is a welcome injection of flare and x-factor into the Firebirds team.

The exciting defender made her SSN debut as a training partner last year, before being rewarded with a contract as part of the 10 for the 2022 season.

Having the ability to play in all three defensive position makes the Queensland local a dream player for coach Megan Anderson.

Despite having played just a handful of games, Bakewell-Doran has a healthy level of self-confidence – allowing her to believe she deserves her place on the court.

That claim was backed up by her Player of the Match performance, in round 2 against the Sunshine Coast Lightning, where the defender starred after being included in the starting seven.

The 23-year-old is not only a talented player, but her maturity has also led the club to viewing her as a potential leader of the Firebirds.