The NBL1 Cobra Women have added some muscle to their frontcourt, signing forward Emma Pearce.


Pearce joins the Cobras following a standout career in the Big-V Championship and VYC competitions. In 2015 she led the VYC Women’s competition in scoring and offensive rebounds, before making the jump to the Big-V championship competition the following season and earning Youth Player of the Year honours. In 2019, Pearce started the year red-hot with the McKinnon Cougars, averaging 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds over the first three rounds of the season before succumbing to injury.


Now back healthy, the tough, physical Pearce is set to make a big impact in her debut NBL1 season with the Cobras, much to the delight of head coach Hannah Lowe.


“Emma is the engine room of any team she is part of,” Lowe said.


“She’s a hard worker and a great team mate on top of the skill sets she brings to the group. I am absolutely wrapped to have Emma here at Kilsyth and can’t wait to see her step into the NBL1 following her standout seasons in the Big-V.”


Having served time as a development player in the WNBL with the Melbourne Boomers, Pearce has quietly established herself as an up and coming – albeit under-the-radar – star in the Victorian basketball landscape. But with her elite work ethic and scoring prowess, it won’t be long before Pearce is a well known name within the NBL1 landscape.