Maroondah Magic won the prestigious award over three other outstanding finalists. The Award recognises the contribution volunteer clubs make to the community and is awarded based on membership growth, quality of service provide to members and commitment of volunteers.
The club was originally known as the Maroondah High School Basketball Club and has been operational since the early 1970’s.
Its name changed to the Maroondah Basketball Club in 1980’s, with its original uniform being simple white bonds t-shirts, which were then dyed yellow with brown numbers sewn on. The club was originally affiliated with Melbourne East Basketball Association and then moved to the Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association in the early 1980’s.
Their uniform was upgraded in early 1980’s by a logo designed by a Maroondah High School student and remains green with yellow trim.
By 1983, the club had 60 girls and 160 boys playing the game of basketball which included 2 x U8’s, 5x U10’s, 4x U12’s, 4x U14’s, 2x U16’s and 2x U18’s. The club also administered 60 open age players.
In 2005, the club had grown to 33 boy’s teams and 19 girl’s teams competing in the Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association domestic competitions.
For the forthcoming Summer 2011 season, the club will have grown to remarkable 56 boys teams and 26 girls teams, (totalling 82), encompassing over 700+ junior basketball players plus another senior men’s and two women’s teams. Add to this the relevant support infrastructure of voluntary coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, parental and family support and the volunteers in various committee roles of around 17 voluntary office bearers, fundraisers, registration and uniform officers who all passionately dedicate their time to community growth and development.
The Maroondah Magic Basketball Club are currently the second largest junior domestic club who compete in the Kilsyth and Mountain District Basketball Association competitions, which notably is the current largest basketball association in Australia with over 1,000 teams participating in its competitions each week.
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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