The VYC Cobra Women have announced named roster ahead of the 2021 Big-V season.
The Cobra Women are headlined by Sarah Haberfield and Erin Burgoyne, who were members of the NBL1 Cobra Women’s championship-winning group in 2019. Also returning are explosive guards Lauren Bird, Miranda Gartner and Nikita Young, alongside Alannah Anderson, who returns for a third season.
Caitlyn Groves, Bella Clarke and Caitlyn Shannon are back to anchor the Cobras frontcourt, while Tia Wotherspoon and Victorian Metro representatives Georgia Booth and Mariah Derksen will make their VYC debuts. Rounding out the 2021 roster is Lizzie Tzouvelis, who will serve as a development player.
Head coach Claire Knight returns to the helm for a fourth year, and will look to build on successful 2018 and 2019 campaigns which saw her lead the Cobras to back-to-back playoff berths. Knight will be joined by U14-1 Girls head coach, Michael Walsh, who will serve as the VYC Women’s assistant coach.
The Cobras are set to tip-off their 2021 campaign in mid-March, with the league regular season schedule expected to be released in mid-February.
Veteran wing Ben Ursich has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Ursich was a key contributor to the Cobras once again in 2023, averaging 8.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game, while ranking third on the team in three point makes (30) and percentage (35.3 3FG%). The Maroondah Magic junior
Defensive specialist Sarah Haberfield has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Haberfield was a solid contributor to the Cobras roster in 2023, starting in 20 of 22 regular season games and ranking amongst the team leaders in assists (2.1), steals (1.0) and rebounding (3.3). The SEBC Saints junior recorded a
Mitch Dielemans has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Dielemans enjoyed a strong 2023 NBL1 campaign with the Cobras, averaging a career-high 8.9 points per game to go along with 2.2 assists per game, shooting team-bests of 40.3% from three point range and 80.3% from the foul line. He recoded