Nobody likes saying goodbye, especially after pouring blood, sweat and tears into a relationship that will, at some point, come to an end. But, after three seasons, Kilsyth star import Quincy Henderson has decided, that he will be returning home, and will conclude his playing career.

Henderson began playing for the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras back in 2009 after coming across as a defensive specialist from two NCAA Division II championship seasons at Winona State University. The Import was just what the Cobras needed bringing an unmatched defensive intensity to the team, as well as a “never say die” attitude, fitting right in with the Kilsyth club culture. The import quickly became a fan favourite.

Quincy had a sudden impact on the Cobras team after entering in 2009 so much so that in his second season he was named Vice-Captain behind Kilsyth veteran and highest games holder Damian ‘DJ’ Taylor. Only to take over captaincy in what is now his last season this year, almost leading the team to a grand final.

In his three seasons Quincy was renowned for his defensive prowess, with opponents fearing to match up against him at the tip-off. This was well acknowledged with two consecutive “Defensive Player of the Year” awards in 2009 and 2010. And even in an injury riddled 2011 where he missed eight weeks, the 2011 SEABL player survey still saw ‘Q’ recognised as the hardest person to play against.

When asked about his time at the Club, Quincy said “I have had an outstanding three years playing for the Cobras; it is truly an amazing club. I enjoyed walking onto the court with my teammates and coaches, and the office staff were always helpful.”

“It is always tough to leave such a quality group of guys. I wish the team all the best in season 2012, and will be keeping a close eye on the progress they make next season, but I’m sure they will do great.”

Coach Grant Wallace could not speak highly enough of his import, and captain saying Q is a thorough professional with an extra-ordinary work ethic, a thorough ‘team first me second’ guy who will be sadly missed around the team and the Club.  We have big shoes to fill in seeking a suitable import replacement.”

“We wish him all the very best with his future endeavors and are positive that with whatever and wherever his journey takes him next he will succeed.”

We will miss you Quincy, All the best from the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.

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