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OBrien Real Estate Stadium
Also proudly sponsored by our Major Corporate sponsors - Zaparas Lawyers, Bendigo Bank Aspendale Gardens, Frankston International & Longbeach Hotel
Home of the "Chelsea Gulls"
Chelsea and Districts Basketball Association was formed in the late 70s with the completion of construction on the two court Basketball Stadium, Cannes Ave, Bonbeach. The club has since grown to over 2,000 registered members with organised training and games on court seven days per week. Chelsea Basketball stadium is used for practice and games for more than 180 domestic teams and over 25 elite representative teams.
The stadium is used by the Basketball Association seven days a week. Other groups such as local schools, Netball Association, Roller derby, soccer and Badminton Association use the stadium during hours not already occupied by basketball teams. In an average week approximately 4,000 people pass through the stadium doors. The stadium has men's and women's change rooms facilities, a conference room with audiovisual equipment and a popular canteen.
In late 2010, the new 3 court stadium was completed and that has moved Chelsea Basketball to being a 5 court association. Growth was expected to sharply increase over the next 12 months as a result of the new stadium, and this has since been the case with both stadiums used for domestic and representative basketball as well as local school courts also being used for games and training.
Come down and try out our Aussie Hoops Program run by junior rep players and coaches. This is the perfect program for beginners and is specifically designed for kids aged from 5 to 12. Give your child a chance to try out a session free and then join the weekly 45 min sessions on Thurday afternoons.
Currently we are running competitions for boys and girls with age groups from Under 8's through to Under 18's
We run competition in men's , Open Women's along with a great Open Mixed competition.
The Men's competitions will run on Sunday evenings. The Open Mixed and Women's divisions will remain on Monday evenings, while we also have a Tuesday morning women's comp.
Junior Representative – The Chelsea Junior Gulls:
We have an elite Junior Rep Program that is for age groups from Under 12 to Under 20 in boys and girls.Our Junior Gulls Program has the philosophy of "achievement over mere participation" and under that philosophy, our Junior Gulls teams have shown massive improvement since 2010.
Much of that can be attributed to the guidance of our loyal and dedicated VJBL coaches, and in 2016, we anticipate near 30 junior rep teams as we move into the next phase of development at Chelsea and our endeavour to better this program the club has appointed our mens import Corey Standerfer as Director of coaching and womens import Jasmine Lovejoy as development officer but in a positive move forward again we have appointed life member David Riggs as junior chairman of our junior rep program.
Programs Available - To all at Chelsea
Starting late 2015 and early 2016 we will have many different programs that you can enquire about to help your child get better - e.g. High intensity program - which will be run over Christmas holidays and will include testing players agility, speed, fitness, spring etc. Individual sessiosn - Why not have a personnal basketball coach for your child, run most days of the week, your child will get one on one training with one of our senior Big V players. Early morning sessions - Starting in the New Year, our D.O.C will be running separate sessions for different age groups from 6.45am-7.30am with U12/14s on Tuesday, U16s on Wednesday and U18s on Thursday Holiday camps - Mon-Wed camp will be available for all domestic players from 10.00am-3.00pm while on Thursday & Friday there will be camps for Junior rep players from 10.00am-3.00pm
Senior Representative – The Chelsea Gulls:
Chelsea and Districts Basketball Association entered a men's team in to the Big V competition in 2003. The Chelsea Gulls did the association proud in 2004 finishing Runners Up in Division One. Then coach Nathan Jolly led the Gulls through the 2009 season with outstanding leadership from All Star Five guard Paul Nicholson and 3 point marksmanship from and leading games holder at Chelsea Steve Haddrell. In 2010 the Big V Mens team won the Division 2 Championship and now currently play in the Big V Division 1 competition under the guidance of coach Peter Caspersz.
Chelsea expanded it's senior representative program to include a women's team in 2007. The Lady Gulls won the Big V D2 Campionship and from this produced 3 players in the Big V Allstar team. Well done to Kate Mahoney, Nicky St Clair and Jenny Maher. The team now compete in the Big V Division 2 competition where they have just a had a succesful 2015 campaign by winning the title and having USA import Jasmine Lovejoy win the MVP for that division and under coach Craig Smethurst will compete in Division 1 for 2016.
We have also now entered a Mens Youth League which gives a great path way for our junior boys to develop into our next crop of senior men and after a succesful 2015 which saw them in the play offs we foresee another exciting year for our U23's.
Our long term plan has come in fruition by entering a Womens Youth League team in 2015 for the same reasons for our junior women and we saw a team that was not only to be competitive but made play offs in their first season in Big V and again look like going the next step.
A brief history summary of which our Men in the mid 70's were able to be National champions and that team was made up of some now legends of Australian basketball such as Michael Tucker (former Australian Olympian, Russell Simon (Former Australian Olympian), Mark Wright (Former Australian Olympian), Darrell Timion (NBL Legend) Bill Runchey (NBL Legend) then throughout the years we have been graced by NBA and NBL Champion Adonis Jordan and Fiona Hannan (Former Australian Olympian) all these players plus some great local talent and now overseas talent such as Mens import Corey Standerfer and Womens import Jasmine Lovejoy this has put Chelsea as one of the real threats on and off the court.
Our current Major Naming rights sponsor is OBrien Real Estate and we currently have as major corporate sponsors Zaparas Lawyers Oakleigh, Aspendale Gardens Bendigo Bank, Longbeach Hotel Chelsea, Frankston International, while Lifecare Frankston, VF Trainor Melbourne, Michaelangelos Chelsea Heights, Lobster Cave Beaumaris and Teksupport Mulgrave are all corporate sponsors of this great club. For any information on sponsorship contact stadium
For any further information contact the stadium on 97761895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org