Phoenix's Rebecca Haynes.
Phoenix's Rebecca Haynes. Luka Kauzlaric

Power forward was shooting two weeks after having twins

IT WAS always the plan for Rebecca Haynes to get back to action on court and help Gladstone Phoenix Power to another championship, but she was never sure if it would eventuate.

After having twins, Maddison and Parker, on April 18, Haynes had a tough job in front of her, outside of motherhood.

The Power forward was persistent though, and returned to shooting only two weeks after having the new additions to her family.

The hardest struggles of returning to Kev Broome were not over though, but Haynes forced her way back into action as soon as possible.

Returning to the Power for a weekend in Ipswich and Toowoomba, a difficult road trip, Haynes was able to slowly work back into playing condition.

"My body couldn't do what my mind wanted it to," she laughed.

"I am still getting there; I am not as strong as I was previously."

Having Haynes return to the court has provided the Power with a huge boost, as well as another taller body under the boards.

The experience of the forward also helps now it is finals time.

She's another experienced campaigner who is happy to remain in Gladstone.

2013 Statistics

  • Rebounds- 7.5
  • Assists- 2.9
  • Steals- 2.2
  • Blocks- 1.1
  • Points- 7.9
  • Games - 14
  • Field Goals- 35%
  • Free Throws- 65.2%
Rebecca Haynes and Troy Hinds welcomed twins Parker Jordan and Maddison Jayne on April 18 at the Gladstone Mater Hospital, weighing 2350 and 2590 grams.
Rebecca Haynes and Troy Hinds welcomed twins Parker Jordan and Maddison Jayne on April 18 at the Gladstone Mater Hospital, weighing 2350 and 2590 grams. Tom Huntley


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