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.
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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
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
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