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 Lady Cobras have signed exciting combo guard Chelsea D’Angelo for the 2018 SEABL season. “I am really excited to be playing with the Kilsyth Cobras next season under (Lady Cobras coach) Sam Woosnam,” D’Angelo said. “It will be a great opportunity to further develop my game by playing alongside some of the
The Cobra Men have added more muscle to their front court, re-signing centre Desmond Owili for the 2018 SEABL season. Owili was a strong contributor for Kilsyth during his debut SEABL season, with the charismatic big man providing a spark to the Cobras second unit with his contagious energy and physical low post play.
Former Kilsyth All-SEABL forward Jasmine Gill has signed with the Lady Cobras for the 2018 season. Gill will return to Kilsyth after spending the 2017 season with the Sandringham Sabres, where she paced the team in rebounding (6.8rpg) and finished second in scoring (19.9ppg) and assists (2.8apg). Her first SEABL season in 2016 was