Cheryl decided to step down from her role as Head Coach at Kilsyth to take some time to focus on her young family but is extremely grateful for the opportunity she was given.

“My youngest starts school next year and I feel that I need to take some more time to spend with my family, I want to thank everyone involved at Kilsyth Basketball for the opportunity it was a truly enjoyable experience”

“I was lucky enough to be in charge of a wonderful group of young women who have so much to offer, the juniors that are coming up through Kilsyth have very bright futures ahead of them and I want to wish the entire group the best of luck in Season 2012” Chambers concluded.

Chambers brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to Kilsyth in 2010, her professionalism was second to none and the Club has learnt a great deal and benefitted from Cheryl’s valuable contributions these past two years.

Cheryl’s philosophy that everyone on a team is important and that everyone on the squad will have a role shone through during her time with Kilsyth leaving the team in a much richer place.

In her first season with the Swinburne Lady Cobras she achieved a 14-8 win-loss record, just missing out on playoffs.

2011 has been a busy year for Cheryl as the WNBL Assistant Coach of the Dandenong Rangers, Head Coach of the Australian Gems and of course as Head Coach of the Swinburne Lady Cobras.

This year for Kilsyth, Chambers put together a formidable line-up made up of home grown local talent, WNBL players and capped off with one of Australia’s best female basketballers in Abby Bishop. The Swinburne Lady Cobras bowed out of SEABL finals last Saturday night falling to rival Knox by 19 points in the Preliminary Final.

Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association Inc President Malcolm Allison believes that the time that Cheryl has spent at Kilsyth cannot be underestimated;

“Cheryl’s professionalism was outstanding, everything she did can be attributed to her love for the game and desire to see every one of her players grow and succeed.”

“The time, effort and support she put into the junior program at Kilsyth was fantastic and the growth of players like Jordyn O’Shea, Emily van Poppel and Rebekah O’Donnell in particular can be directly attributed to the belief she has put into these girls,” Mr. Allison concluded.

Mr. Allison’s sentiments were echoed by Kilsyth Basketball’s Director of Basketball Operations Mr. Rod Popp;

“Cheryl has done an excellent job in her two seasons with the Club. She attracted some high profile players to the Lady Cobras as well as incorporating some young Kilsyth juniors into the playing group.  We wish Cheryl all the very best with her future endeavors and thank her for her efforts with the Kilsyth Swinburne Lady Cobras”.

Everyone at Kilsyth Basketball would like to thank Cheryl for the past two years and wishes her and her family all the best.

The search to find a replacement Head Coach for the Swinburne Lady Cobras will begin immediately, more information will be available on the Kilsyth Basketball website shortly.