Wheelchair basketball is the fastest growing sport for athletes with a disability and is played in over 80 countries by over 100,000 athletes at all levels around the globe. Now in its 27th season, the National Wheelchair Basketball League has seen some great names go on to play for Australia and other International Leagues and is considered the ‘melting pot’ for developing and encouraging future Wheelchair Basketball athletes.
2015 saw the introduction of a Men’s and a Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, with the Kilsyth Cobras now competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) and the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL). This significant investment by Kilsyth Basketball into inclusive sport builds and expands on the variety of basketball pathways available within the association that lead to athletic excellence.
Since joining the NWBL and WNWBL, the Cobras have achieved overwhelming success, with the Men claiming National Championships in 2015 and 2016, while the Women were also crowned Champions in 2015. Kilsyth boast three current Paralympians, with Tristan Knowles, Shawn Russell, and Kilsyth Junior and former SEABL Cobra Josh Allison representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as members of the Australian Rollers.
For more information on our Cobra Men and Women, see below:
Registrations for our new Senior Womens Championship Competition are now open! Featuring 10 minute quarters and a 24 second shot clock, the Women’s Championship division is the ideal off-season competition for current and former A-Grade Senior Domestic, VJBL, Big-V and NBL1 players. For more information and to register your team, download our Championship
Registrations for our new Senior Womens Championship Competition are now open. Featuring 10 minute quarters and a 24 second shot clock, the Womens Championship division serves as an ideal offseason competition for current – and former – Domestic A grade, VJBL, Big-V and NBL1 players. The new competition will run on Wednesday nights at
The NBL1, VYC, NWBL and WNWBL Cobras award winners have been announced for the 2019 season. The annual awards function, held at Club Kilsyth, recognised some standout performances by a number of Cobras stars, wrapping up an incredibly successful year for the Senior Cobra program. All six senior teams secured finals berths in 2019,