Malvik, a proven winner during his collegiate career including a NCAA Division II Championship in 2006 at Winona State University returns to the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras after averaging 14.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game in 2011.

Zach played an important role for the Swinburne Cobras in 2011 with his on-court leadership helping the team to reach an East Conference Preliminary Final against Bendigo. This is Malvik’s third season with Kilsyth after a short stint in 2007 where he was averaging 20ppg before a season ending broken foot saw him return home.

Malvik is looking forward to returning to Kilsyth in 2012 and believes that the team has unfinished business.

“I’m really excited to come back to Kilsyth, it’s a great Club to play for and I look forward to another opportunity to play for the Cobras in 2012”.

“As a club Kilsyth is very professional and they do a great job in making us feel welcome. I really like the team that Grant has put together and I think everyone on the team has high expectations for the season and we are all hoping to be able to win a championship in 2012. 

Zach believes that he will be taking an even larger leadership role at the Club, since fellow Winona State University graduate Quincy Henderson made the tough decision not to return in 2012.

“I believe that my role for 2012 will be to provide great leadership for the team on and off the court, as well as continuing to do whatever I can to help the side win games” Malvik concluded.

Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras Head Coach Grant Wallace was thrilled to have Malvik agree to return. “Zach was arguably the best guard in the competition in the second half of the 2011 regular season and with a solid pre-season behind him and the lessons learnt from a full 2011 season we are very optimistic he will be even better again in 2012”.

“Zach will bring a great leadership on and off the court to the squad in 2012, he has a wonderful work ethic and drive to succeed and this only rubs of onto his teammates”.

When asked on his thoughts for the 2012 SEABL Season Wallace concluded “It’s only early days but there is great motivation from the past three Preliminary Final defeats. The boys are working hard on identified areas and we are on the right track”.

The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras officially commence their preseason in mid-January 2012 for their season opener on 17 March 2012.  

Stay tuned to for all the off-season news, player signings and updates.