The Crazy John’s South Dragons took their 2007/08 NBL campaign to Kilsyth today, in their ‘Back to the Burbs’ initiative.

Player-Coach Shane Heal lead his Dragons team through an intense 90 minute workout as the Dragons continue their preparation for the upcoming NBL season.

Former Cobras SEABL player Matt Shanahan returned to the Snakepit with the Dragons and was a vocal leader on the floor assisting some of the younger players through the session.

The Dragons visited Kilsyth in a lead up to the much anticipated match on Thursday 6th September.  For the first time in over 5 years an NBL pre-season match will be played at the Kilsyth Sports Centre as the South Dragons take on the New Zealand Breakers.

The Dragons have returned their star Player-Coach in Shane Heal and exiting rookie Joe Ingles for the upcoming season and added exciting imports Cortez Groves and Nick Horvath.  They will take on a team likely to include NBA experienced players including Kirk Penney.

Kilsyth General Manager Dick Thomas said “it is exciting to have the National League back at Kilsyth. South Dragons have done an outstanding job connecting with the community and formed strong partnerships. We look forward to welcoming Shane Heal back to wear he started his career in After School Basketball.”

“We have a renewed focus on the after school basketball competition and through our partnership with ANZ, the Kids First program aims to find the next Shane Heal in one of the local Kilsyth Schools” said Mr. Thomas.

This will be one of the last pre-season games for the Dragons prior to tip off for the 2007/08 season and they will be at full strength. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the South Dragons at Kilsyth Stadium on Thursday 6th September. Tickets are selling quickly for the match so make sure you call Kilsyth Basketball early to avoid missing out. 

Game details: Thursday 6th September tip off 7.00pm (doors open 6.00pm)

For Tickets: Call Kilsyth Basketball 03 9728 1033 or visit the centre (Adults $10, Child $5, Family 2A + 2C $25)

For more information please call Ben Turner on 0422 073 259 or visit