It seems a little surreal, but after the season of challenge and discovery we have had, we are this week preparing to represent the Kilsyth Cobras in a South Conference Grand Final against the might of the Bendigo Braves.

With the recent memory of 2005’s GF loss to Bendigo firmly locked in our minds, it is with great momentum and belief that we tackle the Braves.  They got us by 3 a couple of week’s ago and have yet to tackle us with a full roster.

They are chock full of talent.  Newly signed Wollongong Hawk Cameron Rigby is a fundamental strength inside the paint.  Sharp shooting Brisbane Bullet Mick Hill is always a danger on the perimeter.  Then the experience of Jason Cameron, Chris Novak, Ben Harvey and Sam Fotu and the youthfulness of Taylor Bell, Patrick Jennings, Warren Randall and Chris Hogan provide a worthy and respected team, who will be rested and primed after having last weekend off.

But our past month has seen some unification and stepping up.  A 3 point loss to Bendigo, victories over Geelong, Hobart, North West Tasmania and Hobart again has us well prepared.  We have near on 30 grand final games of experience on our roster and a team that has been focussed on this game since January’s pre-season.  The travel taken to get here has been interesting, but we are exactly where we want to be, in the final South Conference Game of the season.  Having earnt that right to be there we will not surrender, so stay tuned.  

Finally, we invite you to share in our team’s final preparation this Thursday night (9 August 2007) with our video review and team meeting following our 6.15pm training.  We cordially invite you to a slice of pizza at around 8pmish at Kilsyth Stadium and an opportunity to wish your boys well in their up coming challenge.