The NBL1 is Australia’s premier winter basketball competition. Featuring 18 teams from Victoria and Tasmania, the NBL1 plays host to some of the top basketball talent from both Australia and overseas, and is the league of choice for NBL and WNBL players during their off-season.
The NBL1 replaces the now disbanded SEABL starting in 2019. Our Kilsyth Cobras established themselves as one of the SEABL’s powerhouse clubs in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions, with both teams advancing to the league Preliminary Finals (Final Four) and finishing with the second best regular season records in 2018. With the majority of SEABL teams joining the newly-formed NBL1, the Cobras promise to be one of the league’s most successful and exciting teams on both the Men’s and Women’s sides.
Kilsyth’s home games are played on Hugh McMenamin Court, which is known as one of Australia’s best Basketball Association showcourts. Hugh McMenamin Court has a 1,100 seat capacity (1,400 standing room).
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
Australia’s BEST winter Basketball league
18 Men’s and Women’s teams from Victoria and Tasmania
Breeding ground for future Australian Boomers and Opals
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