Koppl and Fritz step back to Suns after time away

There will be another two familiar faces in the Sevenoaks Suns roster for the forthcoming 2021-22 WBBL season after the club struck deals for both Julia Koppl and Judit Fritz to return.

The former returns after spending the second part of last year in Germany and head coach Len Busch is pleased to have the ever reliable and impressive Koppl back on board.

He stated: “We are delighted to have Julia back. She has been a big part of our success in her time with Suns previously.

“She is one of the top forwards in the WBBL and we welcome her return.”

Koppl added: “I can’t wait to get started again and it’s great to be back at the Suns.

“The last season definitely didn’t go as planned for everyone, so that is why I am even more excited to get back into the gym and prepare for the upcoming season.”

Meanwhile Busch was also thrilled to secure the return of Frtiz.

He explained “I was very pleased to hear that Judit wanted to come back this year.

“Her enthusiasm and joy for the game is priceless and she is great to have in the programme.”

The forward comes back into the mix after taking last year off from high level basketball. She was a mainstay of the Suns’ 2017-18 and 2018-19 League and Playoff Championship successes, as well as in the 2020 WBBL Cup, when she started in every game for the Suns during that run.

“Having spent most of last season off the court and following the WBBL from Hungary, I must say I could not be more excited to be back playing for Sevenoaks,” smiled Fritz.

“In many ways, it’s like coming home and I cannot wait to be back on the court again.  We’ve all had a tough year behind us, which is all the more reason to look forward to this upcoming season and to enjoy every minute of it.”

Koppl and Fritz join former teammates Cat Carr and Renee Busch who have also re-signed for the club.