One of the Swinburne Lady Cobras favourite daughters, Sarah Parsons, will celebrate her 200th SEABL game against an old club, and Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras arch rival, Knox Raiders, this Saturday night. In the battle for the Ashes Trophy, Sarah Parsons will join teammates Gemma Kerr and Chelsea Burns in “SEABL Club 200.”

Sarah’s decorated career began here at the Kilsyth Sports Centre with Maroondah Magic, where she found a competitive spirit and passion for the game of basketball with the Kilsyth Juniors. Working her way through the ranks of Kilsyth, Sarah earned herself a spot in the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras line-up back in 2004. Since then, her SEABL career has spanned across nine seasons and three teams (Kilsyth, Launceston (2010) and Knox (2011)).

Sarah furthered her basketball career by playing two seasons in Australia’s WNBL, with stints at the Bulleen Boomers (2008/2009) and Logan Thunder (2009/2010). But, if that wasn’t enough, the Swinburne Lady Cobras star travelled overseas to play a season with the Sevenoaks Suns in 2010/2011 in the United Kingdom’s EBL.

Parsons, a 174cm forward, has a large amount of accolades with the Swinburne Lady Cobras. Back in 2007 Parsons was awarded the SEABL Youth Player of the League Award. Just one year later Sarah played a crucial part in the 2008 Swinburne Lady Cobras’ Championship team, earning the League’s “Defensive Player of the Year” Award, as well as the “Golden Hands” Award averaging 4.81 assists per game. Parsons took the “Golden Hands” Award for the second year running in 2009, this time averaging 4.95 assists per game.

When asked about her achievement Sarah said, “It is definitely exciting to become a part of this elite group of female basketballers.”

“Not only will I be celebrating this occasion with a tough rival in Knox, but also with the many friends I have made in my time over there. I can’t wait”

Asked about celebrating the game where it all began, Sarah replied, “Kilsyth has been like a family to me, and I have managed to stay involved and in contact with the Club regardless of my location.”

“Kilsyth will always be home!”

On behalf of all at Kilsyth Basketball we wish Sarah all the very best for Saturday night and sincerely congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.

Sarah Parsons will play game 200 when the Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras take on the Knox Raiders this Saturday 21 July for the Ashes Trophy; tip-off is at 6.15pm on Hugh McMenamin Court.

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