The Swinburne Lady Cobras will see their first action since narrowly missing the 2010 play-offs when they take on arch rivals the Knox Raiders. The Raiders have recruited heavily for the 2011 SEABL Season with ex-Cobra Sarah Parsons and Sam Woosnam from the WNBL Dandenong Rangers.
The Swinburne Lady Cobras have recruited well for the 2011 SEABL Season finalising their roster last week with the signing of Abby Bishop, former WNBA Seattle Storm and Current WNBL and Australian Opal player. In addition to Bishop the Swinburne Lady Cobras have signed two current WNBL players; Eva Afeaki from the Sydney Flames and Chantella Perera from the Dandenong Rangers.
Head Coach Cheryl Chambers has put together a very strong side that hopes to go one step further than last year and that’s to make finals; Adding the experience and talent of Bishop, Afeaki and Perera to the likes of SEABL games holder Erica McMenamin and experienced trio Gemma Kerr, Hayley Moffatt and Brooke Nisi will certainly help to ensure that the Swinburne Lady Cobras will be tough opponents to come up against in Season 2011.
Not to forget the key to any good side which is the development of good young talent; locals Jordyn O’Shea, Rebekah O’Donnell and Emily Van Poppell will add youthful exuberance to the side. Saturday night’s game is destined to be a tough, tight and exhilarating battle, something that all Swinburne Cobra fans can’t afford to miss!
The Swinburne Kilsyth Lady Cobras will tip off against Knox @ Knox at 6:00pm Saturday Night.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras also begin their 2011 SEABL campaign this Saturday night against their arch rivals the Knox Raiders at Knox. After last year’s devastating exit from the finals thanks to a 1 point loss to the Raiders, Saturday’s night game will be without doubt one of the most enthralling contests of the year.
The Raiders are fielding close to an unchanged line-up from their 2010 squad; the Swinburne Cobras on the other hand have undertaken a small overhaul in the off season. Club stalwart DJ Taylor retired and a surprise to most with SEABL All-Star 5 player for 2010 Fernandez Lockett let go, Quincy Henderson, 2009 & 2010 SEABL Defensive player of the year, returns for his third Season this time as captain, joining Henderson is his
Winona State teammate Zach Malvik. Malvik returns to the Swinburne Cobras after a two year absence when he broke his ankle in 2009. Flying straight in from the German Pro-B League after a 2- point nail biting loss in the finals is Big Man Auryn MacMillan who will bring international experience to the squad, Macmillan’s Gardner Webb College teammate Matt Maden has joined the Swinburne Cobras for Season 2011 as a back-up big. Adding to the strength of the squad are locals Matt O’Hea, Tim Mulhall, Bryan Colson and David Moore.
Something to watch out for on Saturday night will be the on-court rivalry between Henderson and the raiders CJ Massingale – sparks are sure to fly.
The men will back up their game against Knox by travelling to Dandenong to take on the Rangers on Sunday. The Swinburne Cobras have a great opportunity to start the Season 2/0 this weekend, be sure to get down and cheer the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras on.
The Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras will tip off against Knox @ Knox at 8:00pm Saturday Night and then again against Dandenong @ Dandenong at 2:00pm Sunday.
Season Membership and Player Sponsorship packages are now available visit www.cobras.net.au for further information on the Swinburne Kilsyth Cobras.
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