The NBL1, VYC, NWBL and WNWBL Cobras award winners have been announced for the 2019 season.
The annual awards function, held at Club Kilsyth, recognised some standout performances by a number of Cobras stars, wrapping up an incredibly successful year for the Senior Cobra program. All six senior teams secured finals berths in 2019, highlighted by the NBL1 Women winning the league’s inaugural championship.
Headlining the award winners was NBL1 Women’s team MVP Lauren Nicholson, with the Finals MVP rounding out an unbelievable season by earning league Defensive Player of the Year honours and a spot on the NBL1 All-Star Five, and finished as the league MVP runner-up.
Tohi Smith-Milner earned NBL1 Men’s team MVP honours, with his standout season propelling him to selection for the New Zealand Men’s team for the upcoming FIBA World Cup. Tristan Knowles was again named NWBL Men’s MVP after leading the league in scoring in 2019; rising star Teisha Shadwell earned WNWBL MVP honours; and Luke Rosendale and Maddie Taranto were named VYC Men’s and Women’s team MVP’s, respectively.
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