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    Former UP player Bea Daez-Fabros named WNBL ambassador

    Sep 4, 2020
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascano

    BEA Daez-Fabros as the new ambassador of the WNBL, the league announced on its social media account on Friday.

    The former University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroon will be the face of the league after the WNBL gained the approval of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to become the country's first professional cage league for women.

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      Aside from her stint with UP, Daez-Fabros also saw action for Gilas Pilipinas-Women during the Fiba-Asia Women’s Cup last year. She also became a broadcaster for the UAAP games not only in the women’s basketball matches but also in the men’s.

      The WNBL held its inaugural season in 2019 and is planning to hold its second season next year once the health situation in the country improves.

      Daez-Fabros said he was surprised to be given the role, but is honored to help expand women’s basketball in the Philippines.

      “I was so shocked because I just recently had my first baby and thought that my basketball career would stop already. But I guess I was wrong. I welcome the opportunity with open arms because it has really been my goal to do everything I can to help grow women’s basketball,” said Daez-Fabros.

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      “With this role, I just aim to be the voice for all the female ballers out there to spread the news about WNBL and help create excitement for the new league so that the first-ever professional league for women will be a success.

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      "This has been a dream for almost all female ballers so I’ll do everything I can to help make the league flourish and make the talents of female ballers shine through the league,” she added.

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