Kilsyth Basketball has taken home a total of eight awards from the 2017 Basketball Victoria Awards dinner, which was held on Saturday night at the State Basketball Centre.
WNWBL Cobras young gun Teisha Shadwell was named the Charles Ryan Wheelchair Athlete of the Year, following an impressive rookie campaign in 2017. Debuting at the national level at just 14 years of age, Shadwell defied the odds to star in in her first season, averaging 9.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game en-route to being named the WNWBL’s Best Young Talent for 2017.
Mal Allison was the recipient of the Allan Ashe Memorial Award for 40 years of volunteer service. Mal has been a longtime contributor to Kilsyth Basketball and served in a number of capacities, most notably as a Junior Cobras and Domestic Coach and Board Member, and currently serves as the Chairman of Kilsyth Basketball.
SEBC Saints coach Jackie Lee was awarded the Molten Domestic Coach of the Year for 2017. Jackie has played an instrumental role in developing the Saints Junior Domestic program, which has produced a number of collegiate and Cobras SEABL stars.
Kilsyth Basketball was also recognised for its success in the media field, winning the Media Coverage of the Year Award for 2017.
Finally, four Kilsyth Basketball representatives were recognised with long service awards, headlined by Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer and former Olympic referee, Sharon Arnold. Sharon was honoured for 35 years of service to basketball; NBL referee Raoul Kirsten and former Junior Cobras coach Peter Withers received 25 year awards; and Kilsyth referee and inclusive programs volunteer Prue Green was recognised for 15 years of service.
This Sunday is Fan Appreciation Day as our Cobras and Lady Cobras take on the Albury-Wodonga Bandits in their SEABL regular season home finale! We’re letting all kids 12 and under ENTER FREE to both games on Sunday, as we say thank you for your terrific support of our Cobras thus far in 2018.
The Cobra Men have dropped an overtime classic at home to the Geelong Supercats, losing, 89-96 on Sunday. Trailing by as many as 16 points and finding themselves down, 75-83 with under two minutes remaining, the Cobras mounted a frantic comeback, closing the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to force overtime. Isaac Turner
The Cobra Men have recorded a perfect 2-0 SEABL weekend, defeating Mt Gambier on the road in an overtime thriller on Friday night before blowing out the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence on Sunday to keep a firm grip on the league’s best record. “We are really happy to come out of the weekend