Taylor will become only the fourth male to play 350 games when the Cobras travel to Albury Saturday night. Taylor currently sits behind Shane Smith (365), Rhys Newsome (385) and Eric Hayes (462) on the all-time SEABL games played list.
Through his 350 games, all with Kilsyth, he has averaged 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He currently sits 1st in games played, 2nd in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, turnovers and 3rd in block shots for Kilsyth all-time.
Taylor was instrumental in leading the Cobras to the Grand Final in 2007, in what some say was his best year to date. Since tasting the ultimate success in 1999, Taylor has given his all to return the club back to the glory days. Two Grand Finals appearances in 2005 and 2007 have not satisfied his hunger for success and he is committed to getting the Cobras back to the top.
“DJ is the heart and sole of this team and this proud Club. His passion for the Club’s present and future and his commitment to blend and maintain our past accomplishments, make him a unique and irreplaceable team member. DJ’s contagious passion and commitment for this game is something that makes coaching at this level very enjoyable!”
Gemma Kerr will overtake her sister Aneka in Sunday’s match against Southern Districts and move to 5th on the all-time games list for Kilsyth as she plays her 150th. Kerr has averaged 8.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game over her SEABL career.
Kerr has adapted well into one of the veteran’s of the team at just 25, her leadership has helped guide the Lady Cobras back into the finals last year and in contention again this year.
Her last two weeks have been especially good with the team picking up wins over Ballarat and Bendigo in which Kerr finished with over 20 pts on each occasion.
Coach Jason Knight was praising of the efforts Kerr has made to the program, “Gemma has been involved with the Kilsyth association for many years now. She started by travelling from Shepparton to Kilsyth for junior games to being a vital part of the current SEABL Women’s team.”
“I have only been coaching Gemma over the past five seasons, and I must say that I believe that 2008 is possibly her finest season to date. She has really grown into the role of being a leader within the team and has really developed a much more solid rounded game. She has provided excellent service to the Kilsyth Association and is an outstanding friend to all in the team. Gemma has two great qualities, the first is her desire to win and secondly is her infectious laugh. I am her proud to have coached Gem, even more thrilled to be involved with her 150th SEABL game with Kilsyth.”
Congratulations to both players on their achievements and we wish them all the best for their games this weekend.
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