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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org