The event attended by over 100 people including Cobras No.1 Ticket Holder and the State Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs James Merlino, Local State MP David Hodgett, Shire of Yarra Ranges Mayor Tim Heenan and Local Ward Councillor Len Cox.
The night began with a video portraying the culture of the Kilsyth Cobras. Made by the players, the overwhelming theme was the family atmosphere, significant history and the unity within the Club.
Former North Melbourne AFL Premiership player and sports personality Peter ‘Crackers’ Keenan entertained the crowd detailing stories of his former Coach Ron Barassi and Football in the 70’s.
Mayor Tim Heenan presented the 2008 SEABL Lady Cobras with their singlets as Coach Jason Knight spoke about the upcoming season.
“We’re not going to have the flashy talents of other clubs but we’ll certainly make teams earn wins against us and we’ll get wins by working hard.”
“We will have to manage the group through the early parts of the season as a few injuries and the absence of Desiree Glaubitz until mid-April will be a challenge, but one I think the group is able to handle.”
Minister for Sport James Merlino presented the singlets to the 2008 SEABL Cobras men while Coach Grant Wallace told the crowd of the hunger for success within this group.
“After the Conference final loss last year, Jon Lee pulled all the boys together immediately after the game on the team bench and told them to come back stronger in 2008, and this is exactly what has happened. The additions of Gerard Leonard, Aaron Littlepage, Zach Malvik and Joe Werner have just added to the hunger for success within the group which aims to play a more consistent brand of basketball in 2008.”
Minister James Merlino was presented with his Number 1 Club Kilsyth Cobras jersey and spoke proudly of his excitement about watching the teams play this year.
Kilsyth’s Home Opener’s are scheduled for 15th March 2008. Women 6.15pm and Men 8.15pm Tip Off.
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 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. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration