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Sixers keeping busy while staying home

06 April 2020

Sydney Sixers BBL and WBBL players have been keeping themselves busy with a raft of activities while staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unsurprisingly for professional athletes, a big focus for a number of players has been ensuring they're keeping fit while stuck inside, whether it's lifting weights or putting themselves through lung-busting cardio sessions.

This has lead to raft of improvised home gyms set-ups and unique workouts, with Daniel Hughes, Tom Curran, Maddy Darke and Justin Avendano just a few of our magenta stars staying active during lockdown.



Special mention goes to WBBL star Lauren Cheatle, who managed to build an improvised squat rack from scratch.

The building effort took Cheatle six hours total and she even finished it off with an eye-catching coat of pain - we swear we can spot a tinge of magenta in there!



Australian international and proud Muruwari woman Ash Gardner has taken to creating Indigenous art during her time in self-isolation.

Despite never having tried her hand at art previously, Gardner instantly showed an aptitude for the discipline.

Such was her natural ability for representing her culture through creative masterpieces, she was even asked by Sixers BBL captain Moises Henriques and Fox Cricket commentator Mel Jones to create pieces for their own collections.


Meanwhile, a host of other Sixers players have taken to a variety of other activities to keep themselves occupied.

Jackson Bird invested in some Star Wars LEGO, Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques indulged in their love of crosswords, Steve Smith turned masterchef in the kitchen and Josh Philippe worked on his golf game.



All in all, it's fair to say it's been a productive couple of weeks for our Sixers stars and we're curious to see what they get up to in the days ahead!