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
In accordance with the recommendation from Basketball Victoria, all Kilsyth Basketball competitions will be suspended effective until further notice. Update – Monday March 23 In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian Federal Government has announced the closure of non-essential gatherings effective noon, Monday March 23. Included as part of these closures
Kilsyth junior Adi Tomada has signed with the NBL1 Cobra Men for the 2020 season. Tomada returns to Kilsyth following an ultra-impressive stint in the Big-V with McKinnon, where he led the Cougars to the 2019 state championship and was named to the league’s All-Star Five. The shifty point guard boasted impressive numbers of
Kilsyth junior Bek O’Donnell has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobras for the 2020 season. O’Donnell enjoyed a successful return to the NBL1 in 2019, playing a key role off the bench for the Cobras as they claimed the league’s inaugural championship. The Fosters Phantoms junior returned to Kilsyth following a three-year hiatus, with her