Former North Melbourne two-time AFL Premiership player and “Shinboner of the Century” Glenn Archer kicked off the night detailing his rise up the AFL ranks from Noble Park to a Norm Smith Medallist. Archer had the crowd in hysterics during his impersonations of former Kangaroo great Mick Martin. Archer concluded by saying how privileged the players should feel about the opportunities they have, compared to communities around the world who do not have basics such as running water. He urged the players to make the most of the 2009 Season and to achieve excellence.
Kilsyth MP David Hodgett presented the 2009 SEABL Lady Cobras with their singlets as Coach Jason Knight spoke about the upcoming season
“We are looking forward to defending our 2008 SEABL Championship and pleased to have a full roster preparing for the 2009 Season. All the players have been working hard during the off season to be prepared for the task ahead,” he said.
Minister for Sport James Merlino presented the singlets to the 2009 SEABL Cobras men while Coach Grant Wallace told the crowd of the hunger for success within this group.
“We are looking forward to the 2009 Season; we have returned two former successful Kilsyth players in Mick Wheeler and Chris Cameron and added exciting import Quincy Henderson to the group. We have a continued focus to engage with the community and past Kilsyth people and we will represent them with pride in 2009,” said Wallace.
Kilsyth announced their dual No.1 Ticket holders when James Merlino and David Hodgett were presented with their No.1 Kilsyth ‘Swinburne’ Cobra’s jersey, while Swinburne University Lilydale was presented with a replicate 09 jersey in recognition of their sponsorship. Both Merlino and Hodgett spoke proudly of their involvement with the Club.
Kilsyth kick off their 2009 campaign on Saturday 14 March in Bendigo, the location of the Lady Cobras historic preliminary final victory in 2008.
Season Memberships and Player Sponsorships are now available so ‘Back the Black’ in 2009
Your Kilsyth Cobras play host to the Eltham Wildcats in the NBL1 Game of the Week on Saturday night. The Cobras look to defend home court in a key late season doubleheader, with the Women needing a win to stay in postseason contention, while the 11-6 Men look to continue their rapid rise up
The Kilsyth Cobra VYC Women and Men have each secured postseason berths, with the VYC Finals tipping-off this weekend. Claire Knight’s Cobra Women clinched the Terrill Conference #4 seed, and will head to Altona to take on the Gators on Saturday night (7.30pm) in an Elimination Final. A win would see the Cobras advance
A primetime NBL1 home showdown and VYC regular season finale highlight a huge weekend of home hoops for your Kilsyth Cobras. The NBL1 Cobras play host to the Waverley Falcons on Saturday night (Women 6pm, Men 8pm), in a key late season doubleheader. The Cobra Women (7-9) take on a Falcons team (8-6) in