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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The Kilsyth Cobras NBL1 coaching lineup has been set for 2021, with Hannah Lowe and Peter Godfrey set to lead the Cobra Women’s and Men’s teams, respectively. Lowe fills the Cobra Women’s head coaching vacancy following the departure of Sam Woosnam, where she will look to build on the remarkably successful Women’s program in
Happy Holidays from Kilsyth Basketball! See our Holiday closure and re-opening dates below. Senior Domestic competitions will resume on Sunday January 10, with Junior Domestic competitions set to return in late January. Holiday Hours: Thursday December 17, 2020 to Sunday January 17, 2021: Stadium Closed Monday January 18, 2021: Stadium Front Office re-opens