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 NBL1 Cobras make their much anticipated return to the hardwood this Saturday night when they play host to the Waverley Falcons. Following a lost 2020 season, the Cobras are back for their first regular season action in over 500 days, facing the Falcons in a primetime Saturday night doubleheader showdown. All the
The NBL1 Cobras make their much anticipated return to the court this Saturday night when they play host to the Waverley Falcons. Following a lost 2020 season, the Cobras are ready to roll in their first NBL1 action in over 500 days,
Kilsyth junior turned music star Jackson Brazier is returning to the hardwood, signing with the Cobras for the 2021 NBL1 season. Brazier returns to Kilsyth following a four-year hiatus, as he pursued a career in music. From 2014 to 2016, Brazier established himself as one of the SEABL’s top sixth-men and wing defenders, providing