This Saturday’s South Conference Grand Final will mark SEABL game number 250 for the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras veteran guard Gemma Kerr. When Gemma steps on the court Saturday night, she will become just the second player to reach this milestone, playing all her games in a Swinburne Lady Cobras uniform.

Gemma’s basketball career began in Country Victoria where she played for local team the Shepparton Gators as a child before heading to the Kilsyth Cobras Junior side in the under 14’s.  Since then it has been a match made in heaven, with Gemma continuing to represent Kilsyth, playing in the Swinburne Lady Cobras all these years later.

The SEABL career of Gemma Kerr started back in 2001, when she first suited up for the Swinburne Lady Cobras, and has now spanned 11 years. In those years, Gemma has been involved in the two most recent Swinburne Lady Cobras Championships back in 2002 and 2008. Gemma won a Gold Medal playing for Victoria Country in the U/18 Australian Junior Championships and also earned the opportunity to play for the New Zealand National Team.

Playing as the key sixth man in Coach Peter Gay’s new look Swinburne Lady Cobras team, Gemma is having her best season since the 2008 Championship Season, averaging 9.3 points, 1.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 2012.

When asked about her big night Gemma said, “What can I say?”

“It’s a real big honour to play all my 250 SEABL games in a Kilsyth Cobras uniform.”

“This game is so much more than a milestone for me though. It’s a Grand Final against the Club’s biggest rival in Knox and I don’t want to shift the focus from the game at hand.”

“I expect to see all the Cobras fans down on Hugh McMenamin Court this Saturday to cheer the team to a victory!”

Gemma now sits second in all-time games at Kilsyth behind Erica McMenamin who currently holds the record with 274 games in Cobras gear.

On behalf of all at Kilsyth Basketball we wish Gemma all the very best for Saturday and sincerely congratulate her on this outstanding achievement of becoming the second female to reach 250 SEABL games in a Swinburne Lady Cobras uniform.

It is time for all Cobra fans to get down to the Kilsyth Sports Centre and show their support for Gemma Kerr and the Swinburne Lady Cobras who take on the Knox Raiders on Hugh McMenamin Court this Saturday 1 September with tip-off at 7pm.

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