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:
Our RMA Junior Cobras continue their VJBL Finals push on Friday night, with six teams in action, including three playing-off for Gold Medals. The Under 12-2, 16-2 and 18-2 Girls will each battle it out for Gold in their respective divisions at Dandenong Stadium, while our Under 12-1 Girls and Under 14-1 Boys and
Our RMA Junior Cobras award winners for the 2018 MUVJBL season were announced last week at our annual Cobras Presentation Day. All 33 of our Under 12, U14, U16, U18 and U20 Boys and Girls teams announced their Most Valuable Player and Coaches Awards for the 2018 representative season, while a number of Under