This Saturday’s game marks the 200th time new Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras recruit, Chelsea Burns, steps onto the court for a SEABL game. In front of what now is considered her home crowd, Chelsea Burns will celebrate her induction into a distinguished group of female Australian basketballers.

Chelsea’s decorated basketball career began at her junior club, Melbourne Tigers, where she earned herself a position in Victorian State teams from Under 16 through to Under 20 age groups, and was given the honour of Vic Metro Under 18 Captain. If that wasn’t enough, Chelsea travelled to Turkey for the World Uni Games in 2005, where she represented Australia in a Bronze medal winning team.

Burns’ SEABL career began in 2001 and since then has spread across 10 seasons and three teams. Chelsea joined Frankston and went on to play six seasons, earning a SEABL and National Championship in 2004. At the conclusion of the 2006 season the 175cm Guard moved to the Big V competition where she played for her junior club in Melbourne for two seasons due to work commitments.

After another SEABL Championship in 2010 with Dandenong, Chelsea took a year away from the game before coming to humble Kilsyth for her ninth SEABL season, with stints in the WNBL with the Melbourne Tigers and The Bulleen Boomers in between, there is no denying the experience Chelsea has brought to a new look Swinburne Lady Cobras in season 2012.

When asked about her big night Chelsea said, “It’s definitely an exciting moment in my career.”

"It’s nice to have a chance to reflect on where you came from and what it has taken for you to get this point. I have been lucky enough to captain state teams and play internationally but now Kilsyth feels like home!"

When asked about playing this game with the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras Chelsea replied, “I’m so grateful to be in this team at the moment. We are having so much fun and all feel we have what it takes to earn the ultimate success in this competition.”

On behalf of all at Kilsyth Basketball we wish Chelsea all the very best for Saturday and sincerely congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.

The Swinburne Lady Cobras head to Geelong on Friday 13th July with the game set for 6.15pm before hosting the Brisbane Lady Spartans on Saturday 14th July on Hugh McMenamin Court, with tip-off at 6.15pm.