The NBL1 regular season schedule has been released for our Kilsyth Cobra Men and Women, highlighted by a number of special events for the league’s inaugural 2019 season.
The Cobras will make their NBL1 on the road on Saturday March 30 in a blockbuster season opener, taking on longtime rivals, the Knox Raiders at the State Basketball Centre (6pm/8pm). It marks the first time since 2014 that the Cobras and Raiders have squared-off in regular season action, reviving one of Australia’s fiercest basketball rivalries and the ‘Battle of the Ashes’.
On Sunday March 31, the Cobras will make their home debut when they square-off against the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence. Following a Round 2 bye, the Cobras are back home to take on the Bendigo Braves in a blockbuster Saturday night doubleheader, which marks as rematch of last year’s Men’s Semi Final and Women’s Preliminary Final. The Cobras second Saturday night home double header – a May 11 showdown with Ballarat – marks our annual Junior Domestic Night; with every current Kilsyth Junior Domestic player receiving FREE entry to both games if dressed in their domestic club gear.
Everyone’s favourite night – Retro Night – will be held on Saturday May 18 when the Cobras play host to the Diamond Valley Eagles. Retro Night sees our Cobra Men and Women rocking special edition throwback Cobra uniforms, highlighting an evening full of classic 80’s and 90’s tunes, competitions and prizes. The Cobras then hit the road for a month before returning home to take on the Raiders on Saturday June 15, a night which will decide the Ashes winner for 2019.
The following Saturday, the Cobras welcome another rival to town – the Nunawading Spectres – in a rematch of the Men’s 2018 Preliminary Final and Women’s Semi Final. The Cobras are then back on the road for four straight games in late June through mid-July, before finishing up the regular season with a pair of home clashes against the Frankston Blues and Dandenong Rangers.
The Under 14 Kilsyth Cobra Boys have claimed silver at the Australian Club Championships, finishing as runners-up in the Shield Division in Ballarat last week. The Cobras fell short in a thriller against McKinnon in the Shield Division final, losing 63-60 on Saturday. The Shield Division features teams playing-off for positions 13 to 24
On Thursday October 17 we will be running a free Suicide Awareness evening at Kilsyth. The awareness evening will address suicide warning signs, risk factors, and how to deal with these issues when they arise. No registration required – please call our Sports Chaplain, Kath van Tonder, on 0412 803 838 for any additional