KILSYTH vs SANDRINGHAM Sunday 1st April – 12:30pm @ Kilsyth Sports Stadium
The new-look Sandringham team take on an unpredictable Kilsyth team in the SEABL game of the week.
Kilsyth are probably the hardest team to read at this point of the season. They have a new coach. They don’t have any restricted players. Due to a bye in the opening week they have only played one game. Their line-up takes on a new look this week when one of their best players returns in Sarah Parsons. But what can be ascertained is that they are still strong defensively, forcing 24 turnovers out of the Rush last week while only giving up the ball 16 times themselves. And they look built for speed, with only Kristen Barnes their standout tall. Athletes like Hayley Moffatt, Chantella Perera and Jordyn O’Shea should matchup well with the Sandringham backcourt in what hopefully will be a fast-paced game.
After only two rounds, Sandringham has already doubled their number of wins from last year. In the opening round they won on the road in Launceston, and then defeated Frankston who were riding their own wave of confidence after previously beating Bendigo. What can the turnaround be attributed to? Certainly the recruitment of some key players has been a benefit. A good pre-season has also given the team a solid footing. Following the announcement that head coach Kennedy Kereama had been signed by the West Coast Waves, Sandringham acted quickly and secured a great replacement in Alex Palazollo. Now they have a taste for winning, they need to build on it with a win over a playoff team. Prediction: Kilsyth by 6.
HOBART vs BRISBANE Friday 30th March – 6:00pm
Hobart is unlucky not to be 3-0 after two very close losses last weekend. Instead, they are 1-2, but should be able to improve that record this round when they take on Brisbane who will be on the longest road trip in the competition.
GEELONG vs SANDRINGHAM Saturday 31st March – 5:30pm
This should be a great game between a couple of teams that are both on the rise. However, Geelong is probably a little bit more settled and has a touch more height that will make them slight favourites going into the game.
BALLARAT vs NUNAWADING Saturday 31st March – 6:00pm
At home and coming off a narrow loss last week, Ballarat should bounce back and get over the line against Nunawading. However, the Spectres will fancy themselves now that import Hillary Carlson will be going into her second game.
ALBURY/WODONGA vs FRANKSTON Saturday 31st March – 6:00pm
The Lady Bandits must feel that their first win is not far away. Their imports look good, and they only just lost to Launceston. But Frankston could be one of the big improvers in 2012, and may be too good for the home team.
BENDIGO vs CANBERRA Saturday 31st March – 6:00pm
The Capitals Academy first away trip for the season starts with a tough game against one of the championship favourites. Bendigo had the bye last week but must be itching to rebound after an upset loss to Frankston in round 1.
KNOX vs KILSYTH Saturday 31st March – 6:00pm
This will be Cheryl Chambers first official game against her old club. Knox is a resurgent powerhouse under her tutelage, and the Raiders should get the win at home, but the Cobras welcome back Sarah Parsons and won’t go down without a fight.
LAUNCESTON vs BRISBANE Saturday 31st March – 7:30pm
With Sara Blicavs and Tayla Roberts now in the team, the Tornadoes look a far more competitive unit, and should be favourites against Brisbane who will be coming off a game the night before on their long road double.
DANDENONG vs CANBERRA Sunday 1st April – 12:00pm
Dandenong were back to their championship-winning best last week in a 38-point drubbing of Launceston. Canberra are coming off a game the night before, and could be facing another big defeat against the Rangers.
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5
Our Kilsyth Junior Cobras teams for the 2024 VJBL season have been announced. Congratulations to all of our new and returning Cobras on their selections — and for those who have missed out this season, we hope to see you back next year. See below for our 2024 teams as well as important uniform, registration