The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association Inc. (K&MDBA) was established in 1963 to promote and control basketball in Kilsyth and surrounding districts, principally by conducting competitions for Basketballers registered with the Association. Today Kilsyth Basketball is one of the largest Basketball Association in Victoria, responsible for over 1,050 domestic Basketball teams with over 14,000 registered players playing the game of Basketball each week in its venues and competitions.
Eastern Sports Development Ltd (ESD) evolved from the K&MDBA in 1987 as its Business strategy and management body utilising funds generated primarily derived from Basketball Operations.
The Kilsyth Sports Centre is an amalgamation of Basketball Courts (6), Badminton Courts (12) and Table Tennis courts (30) facilities at the location of pinks reserve, Liverpool Road, Kilsyth. The Kilsyth Sports Centre is owned by the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
The Kilsyth Sports Centre is the home of the Kilsyth Cobras who are the representative teams of Kilsyth Basketball. At the senior level teams compete in the prestigious men’s and women’s sections of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL), the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) and Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL) and also field men’s and women’s development teams in the Victorian Youth Championship Competition (VYC). The Association also has numerous junior boys and girls representative teams compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (MUVJBL) competitions.
The Kilsyth Cobras and Lady Cobras officially open the 2018 SEABL season on Friday night as they head to Hobart to take on the Chargers in the first night of the ‘Tassie Double’. Sam Woosnam’s Lady Cobras are looking to build on a spectacular 2017 season, but will enter Round 1 understaffed with
Kilsyth Basketball has taken home a total of eight awards from the 2017 Basketball Victoria Awards dinner, which was held on Saturday night at the State Basketball Centre. WNWBL Cobras young gun Teisha Shadwell was named the Charles Ryan Wheelchair Athlete of the Year, following an impressive rookie campaign in 2017. Debuting at the