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 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 menís and womenís sections of the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) and also field menís and womenís 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 (VJBL) competitions.