The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria, officially broke ground on Melba College’s Stage 2 rebuild last Thursday, which includes a new four court basketball stadium to be co-run by Kilsyth Basketball.
The newest addition to Kilsyth Basketball will feature four FIBA competition sized courts, highlighted by a beautiful 700 seat show court. The stadium is part of MELBA’s $15.7 million Stage 2 rebuild – funded by the Labor Government and Kilsyth Basketball – with the college also set to receive a new cutting-edge STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) building as part of the project.
The new stadium ensures that Kilsyth Basketball can meet the demand for more courts by our rapidly-expanding Junior and Senior Domestic competitions moving forward, and do so by offering first class playing facilities in the process. With Lilydale Stadium’s Stage 1 upgrade completed at the start of 2018, and a re-elected Labor Government promising a $10.5 million redevelopment at Pinks Reserve – which will see the Kilsyth Sports Centre gain an additional court and upgrades to existing bathrooms and change rooms – Kilsyth Basketball is well positioned to provide a high-quality playing experience to all for years to come.
Construction of the MELBA four-court stadium is set to begin on November 2018, with an estimated completion date of early 2020.
The Kilsyth Cobras have bolstered their frontcourt with the addition of Melbourne United forward/centre Tohi Smith-Milner for the 2019 NBL1 season. Smith-Milner gives the Cobras a physical, skilful low post presence, possessing the ability to both bang down in the low post and stretch the floor with his impressive perimeter shooting. Smith-Milner spent the
The Cobra VYC Men and Women have tipped-off their 2019 regular season campaigns in impressive fashion, recording a pair of resounding victories over the Southern Sabres on Saturday night at home. The Cobra Women rode an explosive fourth quarter to open their season in style, dominating down the stretch to defeat the Sabres, 74-58.
The Kilsyth Cobras have signed Melbourne Boomers centre Sarah Booth for the inaugural NBL1 season. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Boothe enjoyed an impressive collegiate career at the prestigious Stanford University, helping the Cardinal reach the NCAA Final Four in each of her three years on court. Boothe then spent time professionally in Europe