Wheelchair basketball is the fastest growing sport for athletes with a disability and is played in over 80 countries by over 100,000 athletes at all levels around the globe. Now in its 27th season, the National Wheelchair Basketball League has seen some great names go on to play for Australia and other International Leagues and is considered the ‘melting pot’ for developing and encouraging future Wheelchair Basketball athletes.
2015 saw the introduction of a Men’s and a Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, with the Kilsyth Cobras now competing in the National Wheelchair Basketball League (NWBL) and the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball League (WNWBL). This significant investment by Kilsyth Basketball into inclusive sport builds and expands on the variety of basketball pathways available within the association that lead to athletic excellence.
Since joining the NWBL and WNWBL, the Cobras have achieved overwhelming success, with the Men claiming National Championships in 2015 and 2016, while the Women were also crowned Champions in 2015. Kilsyth boast three current Paralympians, with Tristan Knowles, Shawn Russell, and Kilsyth Junior and former SEABL Cobra Josh Allison representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics as members of the Australian Rollers.
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Junior Cobras Georgia Booth, Josh Duach and Ned Dillon have been selected to the Victorian Metro Under 18 Women’s and Men’s teams, respectively, ahead of the Australian Under 18 Championships in April. Booth – an SEBC Saints junior – will represent Victoria for the second time in three years, having played a key role
Atrium Sports and Kilsyth Basketball win Best Use of Technology at the SPIA Awards for their innovative pilot scheme of the FIBA Connected Stadium project. SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference, held its fifth edition at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City Philippines on December 2 and 3,
Star import Sarah Boothe has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2020 NBL1 season. Boothe returns to Kilsyth on the heels of an impressive 2019 campaign, playing a key role in leading the Cobras to the inaugural NBL1 championship in September. After a slow start to her debut NBL1 season, Boothe finished the