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.
2018 has come to a close, ending a big year for Kilsyth Basketball at the domestic, state, national and international levels. Underpinning a wealth of success in 2018 was our Junior and Senior Domestic competitions, which boasted a total of 1152 teams competing on a weekly basis. With just under 400 Senior Domestic teams
The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) has officially joined the newly-formed Victorian Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced) for its inaugural season in 2019. The K&MDBA – represented by the Kilsyth Cobras – will join 13 former-SEABL teams in the Victorian Senior Elite League, in addition to four Big-V Championship
Kilsyth Basketball is thrilled to announce that Will van Poppel has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Formerly our Commercial Operations Manager, Will has seamlessly stepped into the CEO role, having served the Association in numerous capacities over the past 30 years. Will has previously served on the Eastern Sports Development (ESD Ltd.) Board