There’s no doubt Frankston basketball is experiencing a period of rapid growth.
The Frankston and District Basketball Association is one of the top 3 basketball associations in Victoria with 15,000 games scheduled a year, a staggering 900 teams and over 8,000 participants.
The competition has boomed with 5,000 participants in 2013 rising to an incredible 8,300 participants in 2019.
“The pathway for juniors has never been more defined with Mini Hoops, Aussie Hoops, Domestic Junior, the Frankston Blues Representative Youth League, NBL1, NBL and possible Boomers and NBA as both Ryan and David Andersen have achieved.
Local kids can see that success and they’re inspired,” said Frankston and District Basketball Association CEO, Wayne Holdsworth.
Mayor, Nathan Conroy said the city has been long crying out for a larger stadium to accommodate participants who travel from far and wide to play basketball.
“During normal domestic competition Frankston Basketball Stadium sees at least 5,000 people walk through the stadium doors each Saturday from all over the south-east of Melbourne,” said the Mayor.
“We’ve been working alongside the FDBA over recent years to develop plans for improved basketball facilities for Frankston City, with Council committing $15 million to transform the Bardia Avenue site into a new-look Frankston Basketball and Gymnastics Stadium with Bayside Gymnastics Club.”
“It’s now critical we see Council’s commitment matched with equal $15 million contribution from our federal and state counterparts as we head into this important double election year,” said the Mayor.
“We are working hand in hand with the Frankston District Basketball Association and the Bayside Gymnastics Club to advocate for funding for this much needed facility and we look forward to hearing from local candidates over the coming months.”
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