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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Point guard Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobras for the 2020 season. Dielemans joins the Cobras for his first full-time season in the NBL1 following a dominant 2019 season with Kilsyth in the VYC. Dielemans led the VYC (Victorian Youth Championship) competition in scoring for the second straight season in 2019,
Superstar guard Isaac Turner has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2020 NBL1 season. Turner returns to Kilsyth for a third year, having enjoyed a pair of standout seasons with the Cobras in 2018 and 2019. Following a stellar All-SEABL Team campaign in 2018, Turner was just as impressive in 2019, leading
Our RMA Junior Cobras teams for the 2020 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. Click on the links below to view our 2020 Junior Cobra