The NBL1, VYC, NWBL and WNWBL Cobras award winners were have announced for the 2019 season.
The annual awards function, held at Club Kilsyth, recognised some standout performances by a number of Cobras stars, wrapping up an incredibly successful year for the Senior Cobra program. All six senior teams secured finals berths in 2019, highlighted by the NBL1 Women winning the league’s inaugural championship.
Headlining the award winners was NBL1 Women’s team MVP Lauren Nicholson, with the Finals MVP rounding out an unbelievable season by earning league Defensive Player of the Year honours and a spot on the NBL1 All-Star Five, and finished as the league MVP runner-up.
Tohi Smith-Milner earned NBL1 Men’s team MVP honours, with his standout season propelling him to selection for the New Zealand Men’s team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Tristan Knowles was again named NWBL Men’s MVP after leading the league in scoring in 2019; rising star Teisha Shadwell earned WNWBL MVP honours; and Luke Rosendale and Maddie Taranto were named VYC Men’s and Women’s team MVP’s, respectively.
The Under 14-1 Boys are Nationals bound for the second consecutive year, qualifying for the Australian Club Championships in October. The Cobras qualified after a remarkable start to the MUVJBL Championship (VC) season, going 8-1 over the first half of the season to punch their ticket to the nations most prestigious club tournament.
Australia’s greatest local basketball rivalry is back on as your NBL1 Cobras play host to the Knox Raiders on Saturday night. The Cobras take on the Raiders on Hugh McMenamin Court for the first time in five years, playing off for ‘The Ashes’ trophy. The Ashes trophy will be awarded at the conclusion of
Another year of domestic basketball has come to a close, culminating in a thrilling week of After School Competition Grand Finals. Kilsyth’s After School Competition (ASC) is a 123-team competition featuring local primary schools spanning Grades 2 through 6. And just like our Tuesday and Wednesday Girls, and Saturday Boys Junior Domestic competitions,