The Kilsyth Junior Cobras consist of the top basketball players from Kilsyth Basketball’s Junior Domestic Basketball Competition. Our Junior Cobras compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) a state-wide Friday night competition.
The Junior Cobras program currently has 34 Boys and Girls teams spanning from Under-12’s to Under-20’s with games played within the Metropolitan region and expanding into country areas such as Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula.
The Junior Cobras program is one of Victoria’s most successful, as evident by the success of our Homegrown SEABL teams. Led by Kilsyth’s Manager of Basketball Operations and former NBL and Under-17 Australian Men’s Head Coach, Mark Watkins, the Junior Cobras pathway into elite Senior basketball is the envy of rival associations.
Under 18-1 Boys; 2016 Victorian Championship Gold Medal Game
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
HIGHEST LEVEL Junior Competition in Australia
OVER 1,200 teams compete weekly across 78 VENUES
12,000 registered players from 54 Associations
YEAR ROUND competition, with games played from November to September
Cobras teams play an average of 50 GAMES per season, including tournaments
A quintet of Kilsyth Basketball representatives wrapped up a massive week at the U20 Australian Junior Championships in Gosford, NSW, leading Victoria to a trio of Gold Medals. Kilsyth junior Josh Kunen and SEABL newcomer Sean MacDonald led the Victorian Men to Gold, as they defeated South Australia, 72-59, in the Men’s Grand Final. Kunen and MacDonald
Kilsyth Basketball’s Jan McMenamin has been nominated for the Maroondah City Council Citizen of the Year Award for 2017. Jan was nominated as part of the Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards, which honoured the outstanding contributions from its citizens within the local community over the past year. Jan’s nomination stems from her contributions to
Tennis/basketball star and ANZ Australia TV sensation Dylan Alcott has won his fourth consecutive Australian Open title. A member of the Cobras 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) team, Dylan also took home the Open doubles title with partner Heath Davidson.