Frankston & District Basketball Association is incredibly proud to announce they have received Basketball Vicotria’s most prestigious award; Association of the Year for 2021.

FDBA CEO Wayne Holdsworth spoke about the enormous pleasure to accept the award on behalf of this great Association.

“It is an enormous effort by this Association and we are just so pleased to be the recipient of this award.”

“I would like to personally thank all the volunteers at clubland, all our referees, our referee advisors and supervisors, all of those volunteers that help the Blues, all our coaches and team managers, our really hard-working board led by Tim Bower our President.”

“I’d like to particularly, thank Nick Honey from Basketball Victoria. He had done an enormous amount of work to support our Association and encourage us. As has Mike Bainbridge. Thank you both.”

“This is a great award for us, we really appreciate it and this is on behalf of all the Associations because I know how hard they all work.”

Key Association Achievements

  1. Continued stability at the Board level with no change in the past 2 years with 4 Women and 4 Men on the Board.
  2. Successful introduction of programs and procedures around player, parent, and spectator behavior.
  3. 100% reactivation rate of participation after Covid interruption due to a substantial engagement strategy
  4. A successful focus on internal staff training and development to position themselves to progress in sports administration.
  5. Successful advocating all levels of Government and Opposition for the expansion and upgrade of our Frankston basketball stadium. $15 Million commitment from Frankston LGA and Federal Opposition $15 million.
  6. Equality in the budget for Men’s and Women’s representative programs. Ie budget for player salaries and coach salaries identical for NBL1, Senior, and Junior Blues rep programs.

Review in Numbers

Domestic Competitions

  • Domestic Competition Retention/Growth
    • Junior Domestic
      • 551 teams in December 2020. 602 teams in December 2021 (Summer 2020/21 Season vs. Summer 2021/22 Season)
    • Senior Domestic
      • 330 teams in December 2020. 290 teams in December 2021 (Summer 2020/21 Season vs. Summer 2021/22 Season)
    • Total
      • 881 teams in December 2020. 892 teams in December 2021 (Summer 2020/21 Season vs. Summer 2021/22 Season
  • 92 Under 8s Teams. Across 13 divisions of competition
  • 118 Under 10s Teams. Across 15  divisions of competition


  • Retention & Development
    • Ended 2021 with more referees than the start of 2020. (Pre vs. Post Covid lockdowns). 152 January 2021.
    • Ended 2021 with 168 active referees.
  • Recruitment
    • In 2021, 4 ‘schools’ of 20-25 learners, including a girls-only school of 10 referees.

Junior Representative (VJBL)

  • Seven Teams qualified for Victorian Championship.
  • Under 14 Girls BA National championships qualification.

Senior Representative (NBL1 / Big V)

  • NBL1 & Big V Youth League Teams. All four teams finished in the top 4, before seasons canceled.


  •  Introductory
    • Mini Hoops (3-5 Years Old): 237 participants across 2021
    • Aussie Hoops (5-10 Years Old): 313 participants across 2021
  • Development
    • Game Ready (7-12 Years Old): 334 participants across 2021
  • Holiday Camps
    • Aussie Hoops Holiday Camp: 400 participants across 2021
    • Slam Dunk Holiday Camp: 1051 participants across 2021
  • Sporting Schools
    • 10 local schools across 2021
  • Inclusion Programs
    • All Abilities: 72 participants across 2021
    • Walking Basketball: 34 participants across 2021