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Return to Sport Update - July 7, 2020


Basketball Victoria acknowledges the Victorian Government’s announcement today (July 7) of increased COVID-19 restrictions (return to Stage 3) for Metropolitan Melbourne (plus Mitchell Shire) from 11.59pm July 8 for a period of six weeks (August 20).

While this announcement is disappointing for the return of community basketball for a large percentage of the Victorian population, the health and safety of the community is the most important focus for us all at the moment. We must play our part to help curb the spread.

Please visit DHHS for the Premier's statement on COVID-19 – Stage 3 restrictions.

Summary of Current Restrictions for Basketball (please refer to the Basketball Victoria Return to Sport Guidelines):

Metropolitan Melbourne LGAs and Suburbs
(plus Mitchell Shire - includes Wallan, Seymour and Broadford associations)


July 9 to August 20 - Reactivation Status = RED – 0




(not including Mitchell Shire - Wallan, Seymour and Broadford associations and domicile participants)

18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER: Current Reactivation Status = ORANGE - 50

  • Full contact training and competition for both indoor and outdoor is currently possible

 19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: Current Reactivation Status = Orange-20

  • Non-contact training for both indoor and outdoor is currently possible

19 YEARS OLD AND OVER: Mid July - Reactivation Status TBC = ORANGE 20/50

  • Full contact training for both indoor and outdoor) from July 13 (to be confirmed by DHHS)
  • Resumption of competition both indoor and outdoor from July 20 (to be confirmed by DHHS)

We have made contact with DHHS this evening and hope to have an update on these dates soon.


To find your Region / LGA please visit - https://knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au/councils

To reiterate the instruction from the Victorian Government, you cannot leave the restricted areas for exercise or recreation.


With the re-introduction of Stage 3 Restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne, we unfortunately have no alternative but to cancel the 2019/2020 VJBL Championship Season. Further details for associations and the 2021 season plan will follow in the near future.

Big V

With the re-introduction of Stage 3 Restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne, we unfortunately have no alternative but to cancel the 2020 Big V Season. Further details for associations and the 2021 season plan will follow in the near future.


At this stage we anticipate the CBL 2020/21 season will be able to go ahead without alteration, but we will update the community if any changes to the league need to occur.
All team nominations must be submitted by Monday 3 August 2020. To enter your association in the 2020/21 CBL competition, please click the link and fill in the CBL Entry Form. For further information, please contact CBL Manager - Sammy Cartwright  – Sammy.cartwright@bvcc.net.au.

While we may have geographical challenges, working together to keep our community engaged while managing the return to basketball in a timely, yet safe and controlled manner is critical. Please continue to follow Victorian Government directives, maintain increased hygiene practices as well as adequate social distancing measures, as this will aid in the ongoing health and safety of our community.

We will update our website at 6.30pm and post on our social media channels tomorrow morning at 10am to allow you to tailor your own communications for your community tonight. We will continue to update you on these matters as soon as often as possible.


Nick Honey

Basketball Victoria
Chief Executive Officer
July 7, 2020








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“Fly with passion”

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 4,000 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 200 domestic teams and over 28 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, All Abilites, Walking basketball and Badminton Association use the stadium during hours not already occupied by basketball teams.  In an average week approximately 5,000 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  Baby Ballers program for up to 5 year olds, let them get a head start in basketball and know all the aspects of this great game, then look to enrol them in 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, while baby ballers will be run on Fridays from 4.00pm. How about our Walking basketball program, this is designed as a low key format of the game and also for more of the social side of basketball and great for people who may find the struggle of the fast pace game.

Junior Domestic:

Currently we are running competitions for boys and girls with age groups from Under 8's through to Under 18's

Senior Domestic:

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 our loyal and dedicated VJBL coaches, and in 2020, we anticipate over 30 junior rep teams as we move into the next phase of development at Chelsea and our endeavour to better this program the club had appointed our mens import Corey Standerfer as Director of coaching and womens import Shaniqua Nilles as development officer along with other current Big V players helping out.

Programs Available - To all at Chelsea

Starting late 2015 and early 2016 we will have many different programs that you can enquire about to help your child get better - e.g. High intensity program - which will be run over Christmas holidays and will include testing players agility, speed, fitness, spring etc. Individual sessiosn - Why not have a personnal basketball coach for your child, run most days of the week, your child will get one on one training with one of our senior Big V players. Holiday camps - Mon-Thur camp will be available for all domestic & rep players from 10.00am-3.00pm, please check website for details. FLIGHT CLUB - For all rep players to apply and be given the opportunity to train at a high impact either early one morning a week or shooting skills on Saturday morning. 

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. Then 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 and leading games holder at Chelsea Steve Haddrell. In 2010 the Big V Mens team won the Division 2 Championship and then went onto play in the Big V Division 1 competition under the guidance of coach Peter Caspersz where in 2017 they were runnners up in Division 1 and went on in 2018 and won the D1Men title, and have now entered State Championship with Corey Standerfer leading the way with co-captain Matt Brasser, star forward Mitch Riggs and some new and old faces plus appointing NBL legend and 400 game veteran Matt Shanahan as head coach this will make 2020 an exciting season ahead .

Chelsea expanded it's senior representative program to include a women's team in 2007. The Lady Gulls won the Big V D2 Campionship 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 then competed in the Big V Division 2 competition where they have just a had a succesful 2015 campaign by winning the title and having USA import Jasmine Lovejoy win the MVP for that division. Now in the  2017 season Chelsea women have had to farewell Jasmine due to a major injury but are extremely excited to have had Allstar D1women and US import Malika Jackson joining the Nest and along with other star studded players and home grown talent they were able to be crowned 2017 Champions and looked to add to that in 2019 after new coach Paul Graham found his feet in 2018 and in adding exciting new import Shaniqua Nilles and Allstar Georgia Stirton who will certainly turn up the heat for our Women team. With the new appointment of Mike Funcke as head coach and most of the playing group returning in 2020, Chelsea will be looking to add to its title collection. 

We also have a Mens Youth League which gives a great path way for our junior boys to develop into our next crop of senior men and after a succesful 2017/18 which saw them become super competitive with such a young group, we saw another exciting year for our U23's in 2019 with Matt Wright into his second season as coach and being appointed coach again in 2020.

Our long term plan has come in fruition by entering a Womens Youth League team in 2015 for the same reasons for our junior women and we saw a team that was not only to be competitive but made play offs in their first season in Big V and under the coaching eye of Glenn Dyett, this group of young women won the YLW2 title in 2016 and have been promoted to YLW1 in only their third season and with the addition of Glenn Wansbrough in his secoend year as coach we see 2020 as a great year for our young Gulls.

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 such as Mens import Corey Standerfer and Colin Voss plus Womens import Shaniqua Nilles this has put Chelsea as one of the real threats on and off the court.


Our current Major Naming rights sponsor is OBrien Real Estate and we currently have as major corporate sponsors Aspendale Gardens Bendigo Bank, Longbeach Hotel Chelsea, Frankston International & Functions By The Bay Frankston while Back in Motion Physio Patterson Lakes, VF Trainor Melbourne, and Teksupport Mulgrave are all corporate sponsors of this great club. For any information on sponsorship contact stadium 



For any further information contact the stadium on 97761895 or email manager@chelseabasketball.com.au


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Will the Men make play offs in Champ Men 2020

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At Chelsea we understand the needs of players who want to improve their game and get to the next level.

So we are offering a range of training sessions that would best suit your child and help them get better at basketball but also grow in confidence for themselves as well.

To know more about what your after please contact doc@chelseabasketball.com.au


The club is always needing and on the look out for sponsors and we might just have the package for you or your business.

Just email manager@chelseabasketball.com.auand we will send out a sponsors pack for you to look at and then discuss with our sponsorship team what is the right package for you. 


Want to improve your skills and fundamentals, then Chelsea Gulls are running their Basketball Academy every Saturday morning from 9.00am for all age groups at Patterson River stadium, conducted by USA import Corey Standerfer this is a great way to improve your skills.Contact either doc@chelseabasketball.com.au or manager@chelseabasketball.com.au for more details  


For ages 5-12 years at Bonbeach Stadium every Thursday from 4.45pm, runs every term and teaches kids the fundamentals and rules of basketball.

Great way to introduce your child to basketball before moving them onto domestic basketball, fun and exciting, email manager@chelseabasketball.com.au for more info.  







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