After a stint with both Knox and Southern Districts, ‘Gezza’ as he is widely known, has returned to his junior club.

Gezza has averaged 14 ppg, 3 rpg and 2 assists through a SEABL career spanning 189 games including 136 with Kilsyth.  Returning after a couple of years with rival clubs and a season in the NBL with the Melbourne Tigers he will add another dimension to a potentially potent Kilsyth backcourt.

After making the commitment to return home, Gezza will be looking to again make an impact in the SEABL and use some of the experience he has gained to improve the Cobras in 2008.

“I am excited about the opportunity to return to my junior club, the club has come along leaps and bounds the last few years, it has been great to see.  I am looking forward to catching up with a lot of familiar faces who are still at Kilsyth”, said Gezza.

“After a couple of season in differing roles I am looking to have a career best year, and hopefully help the team go one step closer on last years effort.”

“It will be a very competitive year in 2008, with the guys we have, we will go very deep.  If we get it together I am sure we will be successful.”

Coach Grant Wallace was pleased with the first signing for the 2008 season and is proud to be again fostering local talent by continuing with the clubs policy of having only three non-Kilsyth juniors.  “We are pleased to see Gerard returning home.  I have been working him out over the last few weeks and there is no doubt he will be a welcomed addition to our backcourt and provide a scoring punch in 2008,” said Wallace.

Kilsyth has signed another local with Adam Jackson committing to another year.  After playing his 200th game early in 2007, Jackson moved to 2nd on the Kilsyth all-time games played list behind captain DJ Taylor.  The Cobras will be looking for the same impact off the bench from Jackson in 2008 as he gave this year averaging 9.7ppg.

The Cobras will have further player announcements in the New Year and are looking forward to another big year on and off the court in 2008.