Welcome to the Nest!
Proudly sponsored by Patterson River Golf Club
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 150 domestic teams and over 20 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 Director of Coaching, and in 2014, we anticipate an even greater growth in quantity as well as quality as we move into the next phase of development at Chelsea and our endeavour to better this program the club appointed separate boy and girl D.O.C for 2013 along with our senior D.O.C Mark Hewish.
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. 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 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.
Chelsea and Districts Basketball Association expanded it's senior representative program to include entering a women's team in Big V in 2007. The Lady Gulls won the Big V Division 2 Championship 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.
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, our long term plan is to then enter a Womens Youth League team in 2015 for the same reasons for our junior women.
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 has put Chelsea as one of the real threats on and off the court.
We are currently sponsored by Patterson River Golf club who have the naming rights to "THE NEST" and Aspendale Gardens Bendigo Bank are our proud club sponsors, for 2014 "The Riviera Hotel" Seaford, Moretto Enviromental cleaning solutions & Chelsea Hocking Stuart Real Estate are our corporate BIG V team sponsors while Lifecare Frankston, VF Trainor Melbourne, Michaelangelos Chelsea Heights, Straight Orthodontics Mentone, Bayside Holden Frankston and Teksupport Mulgrave are all major sponsors of this great club. For any information on sponsorship contact stadium
For any further information contact the stadium on 97761895