Sarah began her basketball career with Kilsyth playing representative basketball before being selected to represent the Lady Cobras in SEABL at the age of 17, in 2004 where she played 16 games in her rookie season. Parson’s then played the next six seasons here at Kilsyth including helping the Lady Cobras to the 2008 championship.
In 2010 Parsons left Kilsyth to develop her game moving to Launceston and then to Knox this past year, Sarah helped both Launceston and Knox to Grand Final Berths going down to the Dandenong Lady Rangers on both occasions. Sarah posted season statistics of 10.1 points @ 42.9%, 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game in 2011.
Parsons has accumulated a number of achievements over her seven year senior career including the League’s Australian Youth Player of the Year (’07), the Golden Hands Award in both 2008 & 2009, the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year (’08), Sarah has also had two stints in the WNBL with both Bulleen (‘08/09) and Logan (‘10/11’).
Sarah is very excited on returning to Kilsyth and is looking forward to helping the Swinburne Lady Cobras to success in 2012.
“I am delighted to be coming back to Kilsyth, I spent my childhood playing for the Cobras and to be returning to my junior club is very important to me.”
“The supporters at Kilsyth are fantastic and I can’t wait to start the 2012 season with Peter and the rest of the girls. We have some great young girls, who continue to get better as well as some experienced players, I hope that I can take on some leadership in the team and enjoy a successful year”, Sarah said.
Parsons is currently in London playing in the English Basketball League for the Sevenoaks Suns, she is hoping that the experience of playing in London will add another dimension to her game.
“Living in one of the biggest cities in the world, meeting new people and playing in an entirely new competition are all going to be huge challenges, but challenges that I’m really looking forward to. I’m going to be working hard on all aspects of my game and would like to think that my time playing in London will help me bring a defensive intensity to the team in 2012”.
“I really want to thank my family, friends and boyfriend Tim for their support over the past few years and can’t wait to return home and get on court with the Lady Cobras” Sarah concluded.
Swinburne Lady Cobras Head Coach Peter Gay believes that Sarah is a great fit back into Kilsyth and will add leadership and experience for season 2012.
“Sarah is a great acquisition; she is well respected around the Club and is still familiar with the playing roster, which can only hold us in good stead for the upcoming season. I see Sarah providing solid experience and leadership to our younger team members on court in the way that she goes about her business during the game and in training sessions”.
Our plan for 2012 is to mould our playing style around a solid core whilst continuing to develop the group of younger players introduced over the past two seasons” “Peter concluded.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras officially commence their preseason in mid-January 2012 for their season opener on 17 March 2012.
Stay tuned to www.cobras.net.au for all the off-season news, player signings and updates.
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