The Club has made a shift to a youth policy to put in place a foundation of success for the future. The promotion of these young players for Season 2010 is testament to the development work being done by the Club.
Kilsyth currently has seven male players in the US College system who over the next few years are expected to return once concluding their studies and join these young Cobras on future rosters.
Mulhall and Moore will play their first season full time with the senior team after making a number of cameo appearances over the past two years.Both have spent four years in the SEABL Development League team under the guidance of Rod Popp and were also part of the 2007 Under 20 Kilsyth Cobras Victorian State Championship team.
Their teammate on the 2007 State Championship team Glenn Potts has also come through the SEABL Development League program while venturing to Allan Hancock Junior College in the US during 2009.
Joining this trio on the 2010 roster is former Cobras junior James Denton.Denton has spent the last two years developing his game with the Sherbrooke Suns in the Big V and is back at Kilsyth as a result of the positive relationship that exists between the two Clubs.
Swinburne Cobras Head Coach Grant Wallace welcomed all four players into the SEABL team and believes all will contribute greatly in 2010.
“It is an exciting time for the Club with so many quality young players coming through the program, and great testament to our junior coaches who developed these players so they are best prepared to play in the best National winter competition in the Country.
“We always aim to put together a competitive team and by promoting these four players to the Swinburne Cobras roster we continue this tradition.
“All four guys are ready to make the move to the SEABL. Tim and David spent some time around the team in 2009 and gained some valuable experience while Glenn and James have also worked hard on their games and are now ready to make the jump to SEABL.
“2010 will be like any other year, we will have the aim of securing a home final and see what happens from there, but we also have plans to build a foundation of success for the long term future and continue to develop our junior players,” concluded Wallace.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras are expecting to make further announcements over the next couple of weeks on the players that will be joining import Fernandez Lockett and this group of young players on the roster for Season 2010.
2010 Season Membership and Player Sponsorship packages will be available shortly. Stay tuned to www.cobras.net.au for further information on the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.
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