The Kilsyth Cobra Under 14-1 Boys have wrapped up their 2018 Australian Club Championships campaign with 12th place finish in the nation.
The Cobras came agonisingly close to securing a top-eight finish, but a thrilling mid-week loss to eventual sixth-placed Warrnambool proved costly, dropping Kilsyth out of quarter final contention. The tight loss to Warrnambool was one of four single-digit defeats that the Cobras suffered at the Championships, with coach Brad Hauer and co. fighting valiantly all week long against the odds.
Securing a wildcard bid as the host association, the Cobras entered the tournament with low expectations, having competed in Victorian Championship Reserve (VC Reserve) during the 2018 MUVJBL season. But despite their relative inexperience, missing three players for the duration of the tournament and facing with severe size disadvantage for the entirely of the championships, the Cobras hung tough throughout, displaying an unmatched grit and toughness which ultimately led to a top-twelve finish in the nation.
Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer Sharon Arnold has been inducted into the Technical Officials Commission (TOC) Wall of Fame, highlighting a long list of award winners from our referee department at the annual TOC Awards on Sunday. Sharon was also the winner of the Neil Bradbury Award as she was recognised as the Referee Advisor
The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria, officially broke ground on Melba College’s Stage 2 rebuild last Thursday, which includes a new four court basketball stadium to be co-run by Kilsyth Basketball. The newest addition to Kilsyth Basketball will feature four FIBA competition sized courts, highlighted by a beautiful 700 seat show court.
The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) has officially joined the newly-formed Victorian Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced) for its inaugural season in 2019. The K&MDBA – represented by the Kilsyth Cobras – will join 13 former-SEABL teams in the Victorian Senior Elite League, in addition to four Big-V Championship