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.


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The NBL1 celebrates Indigenous Round this week to recognise the important role played by Indigenous Australians in the national basketball community. A number of teams – including the Cobras – will be wearing special Indigenous uniforms this weekend, as will all referees, with their uniforms displaying the Basketball Victoria Indigenous emblem. The Cobras jerseys will feature Indigenous artwork on the front and back. There are 71 players, including 40 men and 31 women, registered as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders in NBL1.


Saturday’s showdown with the Hawks will also feature a number of special pre-game performances, making it a game day not to be missed.


On the court, the Cobra Women enter the weekend with a 6-4 record, good for eighth in the league standings. Facing the 7-3 Hawks – who sit right above the Cobras in seventh – game one of Saturday’s doubleheader promises to be a thriller with playoff positioning on the line.


The Cobra Men also boast a 6-4 record heading into Saturday night to sit seventh in the league standings. Facing the 5-4 Hawks, expect this to be another down to the wire battle. The Cobras recorded an incredible come from behind win against Ringwood on the road last weekend, setting the stage for another classic showdown on Saturday night.


NBL1 Indigenous Round highlights a huge weekend of home hoops for the Cobras, with the VYC Cobras also in action on Sunday against the Keilor Thunder.


Sunday’s action tips-off from 12pm with the Cobra Women; followed by the Men at 2pm. With only two home doubleheaders remaining in season 2021, get on down and support your Cobras as they battle for a playoff berth!


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