Saturday’s SEABL South Grand Final will mark import Brad Bridgewater’s 50th game for the Club Kilsyth Cobras.  Bridgewater has average 13.5ppg and 6.7 rpg is his two years with the Cobras. 

Bridgewater has been an integral part in leading the Cobras back to the SEABL South Grand Final.  Although his role has changed in 2007, he has been a valuable contributor off the bench as his season has been disrupted by a knee injury.

SEABL Coach Grant Wallace had nothing but good words for his import “Brad has been a pleasure to coach over the past two years.  He has been an ideal import and adjusted to whatever he has been asked to do.  His efforts both on and off the court have made him a very popular player within the Kilsyth Basketball community and I congratulate him on his achievement of 50 SEABL games”.

Bridgewater was excited about reaching the milestone and said “it is really good to reach my first milestone, I am happy I got to do it playing at Kilsyth and hope that I can get to 100 games and more”.

“I love Kilsyth, love the people and it is great to be in the Grand Final after a tough season, it has been a great turnaround by the team and I am looking forward to taking on Bendigo,” said Bridgewater.

Bridgewater has not only captured the hearts and minds of many Kilsyth fans with his high flying dunks and explosive blocked shots but he has been contributed above and beyond off the court.  Brad has been involved in the Kids First Program, Rising Stars Camp and the Holiday Camp at Kilsyth and has become well known within the Kilsyth Community.

Bridgewater has visited over 5000 children through Kids First basketball clinics and assisted with the promotion and development of basketball in the area.

Kilsyth General Manager Dick Thomas was all praising of his efforts “Brad has been a great club man. He has come to Kilsyth to play basketball but has been a fantastic contributor off the court.  Nothing is too much to ask, Brad has been involved in painting the stadium, conducting Kids First clinics and doing whatever has been asked.  We commend him on his efforts and congratulate him on playing 50 games for the Club Kilsyth Cobras”.

Brad will celebrate his 50th game against the Bendigo Braves in the SEABL South Grand Final this Saturday Night in Bendigo. The Cobras will be looking for revenge after being beaten by Bendigo in the 2005 Grand Final. Check out all the Kilsyth Basketball News at