2016 TEAM PREVIEW: KILSYTH COBRAS
Last Year: 11 wins, 3 losses- Champions.
Roster: Daniel Del Toso, Josh Allison, Michael D’Amelio, Damon Fent, David King, Shawn Russell, Tristan Knowles, William Crooks, Maxx Darby, Phil Turner, Jeremy Tyndall, Brian Carminati, Shaun Groenewegen.
Two of Kilsyth’s opening three games in the Cluster Round will see them face a Grand Final and Semi-Final replay. They then play the Heelers twice in Round 2 before a Round 3 bye relieves them from what is shaping to be a tough start to the season.
New head coach Shane Furness and on-court leader Tristan Knowles will bring a wealth of experience to a side aiming for more silverware after a successful 2015 campaign. With a developing shot, Shawn Russell is ever-improving while Michael D'Amelio and Dan Del Toso will provide excellent mid-point support. Local development products Josh Allison and Damon Fent are quality low pointers and the pipeline through Victorian grassroots is flowing well with Brian Carminetti, Will Crooks and Jeremy Tyndall coming into the mix.
One To Watch:
Damon Fent has the ability to take out the low-point MVP this season while Tristan Knowles is a known accumulator on the scoreboard and could easily lead the league in scoring.
Kilsyth will not only repeat as NWBL champions, they will streak through the regular season undefeated.