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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The Kilsyth Cobra VYC are playoff bound following a pair of key wins in the final round of the Big-V regular season last weekend. Claire Knight and the Women punched their ticket following a 72-59 win on the road against Bendigo on Saturday, securing the head-to-head advantage over the Braves in the event of
The Kilsyth Cobra Men have come back from a 17 point second half deficit to defeat the Frankston Blues in a 99-97 thriller on Saturday night. Following a nightmare first half which saw them trailing, 62-45, early in the third period, the Cobras quickly got to work after the main break, riding the red-hot