Afeaki, a long time WNBL player with the Flames, debuted with Sydney in the 2004/05 WNBL Season after graduating from the Australian Institute of Sport.

Averaging 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds during the 2010/11 WNBL Season; her Sydney Flames team narrowly missed the finals after dropping their final two games this past weekend.

Afeaki represented the Opals at the 2009 FIBA Oceania Championship and played with the Manly Sea Eaglesin the 2010 NSW Waratah League.

Having known Cheryl for a number of years Eva is excited to play under her former Opals Assistant Coach, “I am keen to play under Cheryl, having known her for many years as an opposition coach and through the Opals program; I have built a great respect for her as a coach and developed a strong friendship.”

After a disrupted WNBL Season Eva is looking forward to playing a complete Season with the Swinburne Lady Cobras, “I am feeling great and keen to put together a solid Season with the Lady Cobras, SEABL is a quality competition where I can further improve my game.”

Despite multiple off-season changes the Swinburne Lady Cobras are putting a team together which should challenge for a finals position; Eva expects nothing less from her new team. “This is the first time I have played in the SEABL competition and I have heard nothing but great things about Kilsyth as a Club and the girls I will be playing with, so I expect nothing less than making finals in 2011”, concluded Eva.

Swinburne Lady Cobras Head Coach Cheryl Chambers is pleased to have secured the services of Afeaki for the 2011 SEABL Season. “Eva will bring scoring power, size & flexibility to our team in 2011. She is a player that is able to penetrate on both small and big opponents.”

“She is athletic and will be a force on the boards, especially at the offensive end. The team will benefit from her smart play at both ends of the floor and her ability to make fantastic passes!”

Chambers knew the Swinburne Lady Cobras required a solid inside presence after losing Ellie Manou (injured) and Alice Kunek (Nunawading) during the off-season and Eva will bring the required skill set to the Club.

“Bringing Eva into our mix will add much needed size and strength to our squad, our aim is to now sign another player to compliment her in the paint, and who can join Chantella Perara and our locals who have been training well during pre-season.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras tip off their 2011 SEABL Campaign on Saturday 2 April against arch rivals the Knox Raiders before playing their home opener on Sunday 10 April against the Geelong Supercats.

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