2016 SEASON PREVIEW: KILSYTH COBRAS
Last Year: 16 wins, 0 losses- 1st
Roster: Melanie Adams, Shelley Chaplin, Leanne Del Toso, Alice Hammond, Jessica Horvath, Isabel Martin, Bree Mellberg, Lynne Panayiotis, Kylie Prestwich, Jamie Villalon.
Kilsyth will have to wait the longest of any team to hit their home court, playing there in Round 4 which begins on July 29 but it could provide the perfect lead-in to the playoffs as they aim for back-to-back Championships.
Unbeaten through 2015, Kilsyth have the weight of expectation on them this season as they come in as favourites.
However, five changes from the team that won the Grand Final last year could make things difficult, especially early on as they will rely on the likes of Gliders squad members Hammond, Chaplin and Del Toso.
One To Watch:
Coming off the bench for the Gliders in the 2016 Osaka Cup, Hammond helped her country earn a bronze medal. Combined with the form she took into the 2015 WNWBL playoffs which saw her average 29 points and 16 rebounds, she is ready to take the league by storm this season.