Year in Review: Looking Back on an Incredible 2018

2018 has come to a close, ending a big year for Kilsyth Basketball at the domestic, state, national and international levels.   Underpinning a wealth of success in 2018 was our Junior and Senior Domestic competitions, which boasted a total of 1152 teams competing on a weekly basis. With just under 400 Senior Domestic teams

All-SEABL Star Isaac Turner Re-Signs With Cobras

The electrifying Isaac Turner has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for their debut season in the new Victorian Elite State League (official name TBA).   Turner starred during his first season with Kilsyth in the SEABL, quickly establishing himself as one of the league’s best scorers and perimeter shooters in 2018. The lefty guard averaged

After School Grand Finals Cap a Thrilling 2018 of Hoops at Kilsyth

Another year of domestic basketball has come to a close, culminating in a thrilling week of After School Competition Grand Finals.  Kilsyth’s After School Competition (ASC) is a 123-team competition featuring local primary schools spanning Grades 2 through 6. And just like our Tuesday and Wednesday Girls, and Saturday Boys Junior Domestic competitions, the ASC

Ben Ursich Re-Signs With Cobras

Kilsyth junior Ben Ursich has re-signed with the Cobras for their debut season in the new Victorian Elite State League (official name to be announced).   Ursich will look to build on an impressive 2018 campaign, one which saw him play an integral role in the Cobras claiming the SEABL’s best regular season and advancing

Justin Schueller Returns to Lead Cobras in 2019

Justin Schueller has re-signed to lead the Kilsyth Cobra Men for their debut season in the new Victorian Elite State League (official name to be announced).   Schueller returns for a third season at Kilsyth, following a standout 2018 campaign which saw him establish the Cobras as one of the SEABL’s top-flight teams. Schueller led

Sam Woosnam Returns as Lady Cobras Head Coach

Sam Woosnam has re-signed as head coach of the Kilsyth Lady Cobras for their debut season in the new Victorian Elite State League (official name to be announced).   Woosnam returns for a sixth season to lead the Lady Cobras, following yet another standout 2018 campaign which saw Kilsyth finish with the (now-defunct) SEABL’s second

Landells, Knight, Return to lead VYC Men, Women in 2019

Mark Landells and Claire Knight have re-signed to lead the Cobra VYC Men’s and Women’s teams, respectively, for the 2019 Big-V season.   After leading Kilsyth to the 2017 state championship, Landells guided the Cobras a 12-10 regular season record in 2018. Despite missing championship starters Ben Ursich (SEABL), Jamie Ahale (college) and Zac Wuersching

Sharon Arnold Inducted into TOC Wall of Fame; Trio of Referees Take Home Awards

Kilsyth Basketball Hall of Famer Sharon Arnold has been inducted into the Technical Officials Commission (TOC) Wall of Fame, highlighting a long list of award winners from our referee department at the annual TOC Awards on Sunday.   Sharon was also the winner of the Neil Bradbury Award as she was recognised as the Referee Advisor

Minister for Education turns Sod at New MELBA Stadium

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.

Kilsyth Basketball Joins Victorian Senior Elite League

The Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association (K&MDBA) has officially joined the newly-formed Victorian Senior Elite League (official league name to be announced) for its inaugural season in 2019. The K&MDBA – represented by the Kilsyth Cobras – will join 13 former-SEABL teams in the Victorian Senior Elite League, in addition to four Big-V Championship