WAVERLEY Falcons have added much-needed size and strength to the women's team before the Big V state championship season begins.
The Falcons have signed WNBL star Brigitte Ardossi, who plays with the Canberra Capitals.
The Falcons featured a team of players from its youth league side last season and pushed several leading teams under the direction of coach Elias Palioyiannis.
Ardossi is averaging about 12 points and six rebounds this WNBL season.
Falcons general manager Mike Bullock said he was ecstatic to secure a player of Ardossi's standard to mentor her young teammates.
"We are thrilled to recruit Brigitte as she has been outstanding for Canberra Capitals in the WNBL this season, " Bullock said.
"Her experience will assist our young team and in particular the young talls."
Ardossi played for the Altona Gators in division 1 last Big V season, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds.