Surfcoast Basketball Association spans the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners and Protectors of this place. We acknowledge their ancestors who cared for the land, rivers and sea – and all of its creatures – for thousands of generations. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
The Surfcoast Basketball Association (SBA) is a member affiliate of Basketball Victoria and is governed by Basketball Victoria Country.
SURFCOAST BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED
REGISTRATION NUMBER: A0099938V
ABN 56 129 712 526
The SBA is committed to providing the opportunity for local basketball players to be involved in competitions which are enjoyable, safe and welcoming to their participants and members. The SBA also provides basketball players, coaches, referees and volunteers the opportunity to represent their Association at many events and tournaments nationwide.
Two seasons are held each year.
- Summer Season starts in October and runs over Terms Four and Term One of the School year. Finals are held at the end of the season in March/April.
- Winter Season starts in April and runs over Terms Two and Term Three. Finals are held at the end of the season in September.
Competitions are available for junior and senior players in all age groups.
The SBA welcomes you onto the court to be part of the Surfcoast basketball community.
The Surfcoast Basketball Association (SBA) was formed in 2017 as an incorporated Association after having been run by the Surf Coast Shire for many years. We are currently responsible for the running of the Surfcoast domestic basketball competition, the Surfcoast Representative basketball teams, known as the Surfcoast Chargers, and other junior development programs.
What is the history of basketball in Torquay?
Basketball in the Torquay region was for many years facilitated by the Surf Coast Shire. Population growth and the expansion of the community, resulted in the Surfcoast basketball community taking over the basketball competitions being run across the Surfcoast – with the full support of the Surf Coast Shire.
Why are we doing this?
The Surfcoast Basketball Association is a member affiliate of Basketball Victoria, the governing body for the sport state-wide, and therefore it is appropriate for them to facilitate the running of any basketball competitions in the region.The Shire for their part is very supportive and was comfortable in handing over the competition to the Association, knowing it is fully backed and supported by basketball’s state governing body, Basketball Victoria.
What are the advantages?
Being a member of Basketball Victoria, the Surfcoast Basketball Association members are exposed to a range of development opportunities and pathways. These pathways provide opportunities for players, referees, coaches and administrators to perform at different levels of our game. This includes the opportunity to play and perform at regional, state and national competitions.The Surfcoast Basketball Association also has a range of support mechanisms that it can avail. Things like: technical matters such as rules, policies and risk management, governance and legal matters, financial matters, tribunals, registration and database management, IT advice, insurances, government relations and facility development and design.
What support is on offer to the Association?
The Surfcoast Basketball Association has been very fortunate to have been offered considerable support from both the Surf Coast Shire and Basketball Victoria.The Shire offered a considerable ‘start up assistance package’ for the Association which included the offer of some transitional staff hours to assist with the transformation to the Association based competition. We thank the Shire for this kind offer. Basketball Victoria also assisted generously by providing an experienced competitions administrator, to allow us to hit the ground running. Without this support, the Surfcoast Basketball Association may not have been able to advance this competition.
Triumph: New Wurdi Baierr Stadium
Early 2021 was a landmark and triumphant moment for Surfcoast Basketball as basketball games commenced in the new $13.5 million Wurdi Baierr Stadium, which is pronounced ‘word-ee by-eer’ and is a Wadawurrung name meaning ‘big gathering place’. We thank everyone who played a part in making this possible, notably past SBA President Nicole Crammond and Treasurer Craig Smith. We are very excited to be playing our local and representative competitions in the new Wurdi Baierr stadium and thank our basketball community for making this their new home.