The NBL1 is Australia’s premier winter basketball competition. Featuring 18 teams from Victoria and Tasmania, the NBL1 plays host to some of the top basketball talent from both Australia and overseas, and is the league of choice for NBL and WNBL players during their off-season.
The NBL1 replaces the now disbanded SEABL starting in 2019. Our Kilsyth Cobras established themselves as one of the SEABL’s powerhouse clubs in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions, with both teams advancing to the league Preliminary Finals (Final Four) and finishing with the second best regular season records in 2018. With the majority of SEABL teams joining the newly-formed NBL1, the Cobras promise to be one of the league’s most successful and exciting teams on both the Men’s and Women’s sides.
Kilsyth’s home games are played on Hugh McMenamin Court, which is known as one of Australia’s best Basketball Association showcourts. Hugh McMenamin Court has a 1,100 seat capacity (1,400 standing room).
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
Australia’s BEST winter Basketball league
18 Men’s and Women’s teams from Victoria and Tasmania
Breeding ground for future Australian Boomers and Opals
The NBL1 Cobra Men have swept their Round 11 weekend double, dominating the Ringwood Hawks at home on Saturday night before upsetting the league leading Frankston Blues on the road on Sunday. Recording a stunning come-from-behind victory over the Hawks eight days prior, the Cobras led for all but a minute on Saturday
The NBL1 Cobras have continued their midseason surge, recording a thrilling one point home win over Ringwood on Saturday before taking down league leaders Frankston on the road on Sunday. Bree Whatman’s layup with three seconds remaining gave the Cobras a nail-biting 66-65 win at home over the Hawks on Saturday, reversing their loss
The NBL1 Cobras will be rocking special edition, Indigenous artwork inspired jerseys this Saturday when they play host to the Ringwood Hawks to highlight the NBL1’s Indigenous Round. NBL1 tickets on sale now The NBL1 celebrates Indigenous Round this week to recognise the important role played by Indigenous Australians in the national basketball