The Kilsyth Junior Cobras consist of the top basketball players from Kilsyth Basketball’s Junior Domestic Basketball Competition. Our Junior Cobras compete in the Victorian Junior Basketball League (VJBL) a state-wide Friday night competition.
The Junior Cobras program currently has 34 Boys and Girls teams spanning from Under-12’s to Under-20’s with games played within the Metropolitan region and expanding into country areas such as Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula.
The Junior Cobras program is one of Victoria’s most successful, as evident by the success of our Homegrown SEABL teams. Led by Kilsyth’s Manager of Basketball Operations and former NBL and Under-17 Australian Men’s Head Coach, Mark Watkins, the Junior Cobras pathway into elite Senior basketball is the envy of rival associations.
Under 18-1 Boys; 2016 Victorian Championship Gold Medal Game
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
HIGHEST LEVEL Junior Competition in Australia
OVER 1,200 teams compete weekly across 78 VENUES
12,000 registered players from 54 Associations
YEAR ROUND competition, with games played from November to September
Cobras teams play an average of 50 GAMES per season, including tournaments
The NBL1 Cobra Men have made a huge in-season addition to their roster, signing sharpshooting Kilsyth junior, Jamie Ahale. Ahale joins the Cobras following a five year collegiate career in the United States, spending the last four years with the University of Illinois (UIC) Flames. The 6’7 wing enjoyed an impressive career with the
Kilsyth Basketball Association is excited to announce entries are now open for the 2022 Heartland Tournament, proudly supported by South East Melbourne Phoenix. “Many players – particularly those who don’t play representative basketball – don’t get the chance to play in a tournament environment or against kids outside of their association, so this
Beau Bentley has been appointed as the new Referee Manager of Kilsyth Basketball. Beau now joins us on a full-time basis in the newly created position, where he will oversee all referees’ rostering, recruitment, retainment, and education. Beau will also be working closely with our Technical Advisor to build a best practice referee program.