In accordance with the recommendation from Basketball Victoria, all Kilsyth Basketball competitions will be suspended effective until further notice.
Update – Monday March 23
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian Federal Government has announced the closure of non-essential gatherings effective noon, Monday March 23.
Included as part of these closures are all indoor sports venues, meaning the Kilsyth Sports Centre and Lilydale Basketball Stadium will be closed to the public effective 12pm Monday March 23 until further notice.
We ask that our entire basketball community please respect and follow government guidelines surrounding COVID-19, and practice appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices to slow the spread of this virus. It is our collective duty to follow these guidelines to protect those around us and ensure that we can return to a normal lifestyle – and resume basketball activities – as soon as possible.
Update – Tuesday March 17
On Friday 13 March, Basketball Victoria made the decision to suspend all Basketball Victoria related activities, leagues, programs and events to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Monday 16 March, the Victorian State Government has also declared a State of Emergency for four weeks in response to this pandemic.
We continue to regularly consult with our key stakeholders, including Basketball Victoria, Yarra Ranges Council as well as listening to our members, sponsors and suppliers which assists us in providing the appropriate guidance, information and updates on the continually unfolding COVID-19 situation and the effect on the basketball community.
We understand that basketball is a large part of many peoples lives, which will be missed at the moment, however our current priority is to make decisions that ensure the health and wellbeing of all players, coaches, officials, staff, volunteers and all of our families are maintained.
At this stage, the suspension of all related Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association sanctioned activities, programs and events will continue through the state of emergency period.
This means that Kilsyth, Lilydale and Oxley Stadiums are officially closed, and Kilsyth Domestic Competitions, training sessions, Aussie Hoops, School Holiday Camps, casual shooting, and Basketball Victoria-managed competitions (VJBL and Big-V) are suspended until at least the end of the current Sate Government State of Emergency.
This date may change, and we will continue to provide updates on a weekly basis.
We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.
Update – Friday March 13
This includes all Junior and Senior Domestic competitions, After School Competition, Daytime Ladies, practices, skill development programs (Aussie Hoops), and casual shooting.
Our priority is the health and safety of our entire basketball community, and we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely.
We thank you all for your understanding during this difficult time and will provide further updates soon.
For more information, please visit the links below from our state and federal governments:
Kilsyth junior Adi Tomada has signed with the NBL1 Cobra Men for the 2020 season. Tomada returns to Kilsyth following an ultra-impressive stint in the Big-V with McKinnon, where he led the Cougars to the 2019 state championship and was named to the league’s All-Star Five. The shifty point guard boasted impressive numbers of
Kilsyth junior Bek O’Donnell has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobras for the 2020 season. O’Donnell enjoyed a successful return to the NBL1 in 2019, playing a key role off the bench for the Cobras as they claimed the league’s inaugural championship. The Fosters Phantoms junior returned to Kilsyth following a three-year hiatus, with her