Emerging Australian basketball player, Shyla Heal has become a new ambassador for TCL Communications in Australia.

Under the multi-year agreement, Heal will feature across brand and marketing initiatives for smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, as well as community initiatives.

The ambassadorship is part of TCL Communication’s mantra to ‘Display Greatness’, referencing its global leadership in display technology and extends to celebrating and supporting people that aspire to be great, with Shyla bringing this to life both on and off the court.

Heal heads in 2021 following a stellar 2020 WNBL season that saw her lead the Townsville Fire to the WNBL Grand Final. She was top five in scoring for the season, was named the Youth Player of the Year and named to the All-Second WNBL Team of the year.

It was her fourth year of professional basketball despite being just 19 years old and she has already represented Australia in a range of international competitions. In April 2021, Heal will be part of the WNBA Draft with aspirations to play in the WNBA and represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 and beyond.

“I am excited to become a TCL Mobile ambassador to help grow the brand and business wherever possible. I love that they are focused on making premium technology affordable and I already know first-hand that they make amazing smartphones. I am also excited to work with them on projects that will enable us to do great work together off the court across Australia,” Heal said.

“After the successful launch of the TCL Mobile brand last year, 2021 will be an important year for the TCL business as we build on momentum and continue to grow through the introduction of a new range of smartphones as well as tablets and other connected devices in Australia,” TCL Communication director of product marketing for South East Asia, David Vieira said.

“Shyla’s achievements and future on the court is matched by her quintessentially Australian, fun-loving personality off the court that will inspire more people as her profile and reach continues to grow. We are excited to be working with her.”