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 Lady Cobras have kept their impressive winning streak alive, defeating Diamond Valley, 70-68 in a physical, down-to-the-wire classic on Saturday night. Facing a monstrous Eagles front line, the Lady Cobras battled fearlessly down low, coming up with some huge plays inside in the final minutes of play to hold on for their
The Cobra Men have pushed their winning streak to six games following a pair tough road victories over the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and Canberra Gunners in Round 6 SEABL action. “It was great to get two wins on the road against great opposition,” Cobras coach Justin Schueller said of the team’s weekend.
The Lady Cobras continued their regular season dominance with a pair of 20-plus point victories in Canberra on the weekend to move to 7-1 on the season. Kilsyth made light work of the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence on Friday night, defeating the CoE, 46 to 86 on Friday night. A 21-7 opening quarter