CLUB BACKGROUND

Celtics Basketball Club was established in 1992, predominantly a senior club and then grew to include juniors. In 1997 the junior component outgrew the seniors and the club, which gave the club the potential to cater for a wider age range. The club was established to revive basketball on the Gold Coast when popularity of the sport started to decrease.

The current committee was established in 2001 increasing the club numbers to 242 juniors and 700 senior Celtic members in its first year, this number has changed again this year, on average we have an increase each year of about 30% across the board.

We are now the largest club on the Gold Coast with over 900 senior players and 186 juniors.

 

There are junior, senior and disability players involved in the competitions on the Monday and Tuesday nights.

Nerang PCYC caters for approximately 80 miniballers.

Players from the whole of the Gold Coast access this association which enhances maximum growth.

 

Celtics Basketball Club Inc is fully committed to the basketball growth on the Gold Coast, which is a credit to the committee that has been on board since the club was in financial difficulties to now being a well-established and benchmark club of the Gold Coast.

Also without the help of our loyal volunteers, coaches and managers this club would not be where it is today.

 

Celtics Basketball Club facilitates a program for players with an intellectual disability which we have been developing over the past 8 years.

In 2006 Celtics facilitated the Australian Special Olympics Basketball component, the first in the nation.

 

The current committee is committed to the growth of basketball on the Gold Coast and has many ideas on how to promote the club to even greater heights.