The NBL1 Cobras will be rocking special edition, Indigenous artwork inspired jerseys this Sunday when they play host to the Frankston Blues to highlight the NBL1’s Indigenous Round.
The NBL1 celebrates Indigenous Round this week to recognise the important role played by Indigenous Australians in the national basketball community. A number of teams – including the Cobras – will be wearing special Indigenous uniforms this weekend, as will all referees, with their uniforms displaying the Basketball Victoria Indigenous emblem. The Cobras jerseys will feature Indigenous artwork on the front and back, generously provided by Appleby Real Estate – Sunday’s special game day sponsor. 15 NBL1 players – eight men and seven women – are registered as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, including the Cobras very own Chris Patton.
Sunday’s showdown with the Blues – the second to last home game of 2019 – will also feature a Welcome to Country and a number of special performances by the Djirri Djirri dance group, making it a special game day not to be missed.
On the court, the Cobra Women enter the weekend having won 11 of their last 12 games, with a win on Sunday potentially thrusting them into top-four positioning with one round remaining. A top-four finish would guarantee the Cobras a home game – and second chance – come playoff time.
The Cobra Men currently sit fifth in the league standings, one game behind Frankston for third. In what it the biggest game of the season to date for the Cobras, a pair of wins this weekend (they play at Nunawading on Saturday) would see them leapfrog both Geelong and the Blues, all but securing a top-four finish.
NBL1 Indigenous Round caps a huge weekend of home hoops for the Cobras, with the NWBL Cobras and VYC Women also in action. Sunday’s action tips-off at 9am with the NWBL Men, followed by the NBL1 Women at 12pm and Men at 2pm. Purchase your tickets for Sunday’s game at Trybooking.
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