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:
Junior Cobra Josh Duach has verbally committed to attend Iona College for the 2021 NCAA season. A SCYC Scorpions junior domestic representative, Duach has enjoyed a stellar junior career at Kilsyth, flourishing into one of the brightest young stars in the country. A member of the U17 Australian Team, Duach enjoyed a standout 2019
Junior Cobra David Okwera has accepted a scholarship to attend the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The 6’10 Okwera heads to the CoE following a standout 2019 at Kilsyth and big start to 2020, helping him rack up a number of accolades and some impressive NCAA Division
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our Junior Cobras 1st team coaches for the 2021 VJBL season. Further coaching positions to be announced once teams are selected. If you would like to be a become a Junior Cobras coach, please email of expression to interest to Mark Watkins at email@example.com