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
Josh Allison and Craig Campbell have signed as head coaches of the NWBL (National Wheelchair Basketball League) and WNWBL Cobras, respectively, for the 2020 season. Allison will make his coaching debut with the Cobra Men, taking on the role of player-coach for the 2020 NWBL season. A member of the 2014 World Champion Australian
Tryouts for the Kilsyth Cobras VYC/U21 Men’s and Women’s teams are here. Tryouts for both the Men’s and Women’s VYC and Under 21 programs will run on Tuesday and Thursday nights up until the Christmas break. Additional information will be provided at the Men’s and Women’s pre-tryout meetings (see images above), in which all
Point guard Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobras for the 2020 season. Dielemans joins the Cobras for his first full-time season in the NBL1 following a dominant 2019 season with Kilsyth in the VYC. Dielemans led the VYC (Victorian Youth Championship) competition in scoring for the second straight season in 2019,