2022 Import Announcements
The Western Port Steelers are eager to announce its imports for season 2022, in what many hope to be a return to normal for basketball and the community.

2022 Import Announcements

The Western Port Steelers are eager to announce its imports for season 2022, in what many hope to be a return to normal for basketball and the community.

We’re bringing back big man and someone who quickly became a crowd favourite Naaman Hightower. Naaman signed to play at the Steelers in 2020 but when Covid hit and cancelled the season the week of round one he went home. Naaman is no stranger to the Big V competition after playing for Keysborough in 2019 following graduating from Sonoma State playing NCAA Division 2. Naaman has been applying his trade in Montenegro where he averaged 7 points and 7 rebounds in a team that went 11-1 for the season.

For the other Import spot, the championship Men welcome Troyce Manassa. Similarly, to Naaman Troyce is no stranger to the league and the peninsula as he dominated the competition when he played down the coast at Southern Peninsula in 2019. Troyce walked away from the Sharks with a championship, League MVP and All-star 5 where he led the division in scoring with an average of 28 points per game.

For the women’s program, we’re excited to announce the singing of Canadian born Samantha Keltos. Samantha joins us after graduating from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, where she then accepted a full-ride basketball scholarship to an NCAA Division 1 school in New York, St. Francis College. After three seasons, Keltos transferred to Brock (Canada) in 2019/20. Samantha is a big who can stretch the floor currently shooting the ball at 40+% from behind the arc and leading the team with an average of 15 points per game.

General Manager Tyler Molloy had the following to say on the appointments “We’re thrilled to bring back the experienced Naaman and Troyce to join what will be a well-balanced team. Opposite to this being able to start the professional career of Samantha is one filled with excitement for both ourselves and her. We can’t wait to have all 3 join the Steelers family and be a part of our thriving community both on and off the court.”

Naaman is expected to arrive Mid-February while Troyce and Samantha are planned to arrive early March. The Big V season kicks off the weekend of March 19th & 20th.

Grab your Big V Memberships today via the online store, fixtures are also available now by heading to bigv.com.au.

Office Address:
14 Edward Street, Somerville, VIC, 3912
PO Box 501, Somerville  3912

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Tel: 5977 7533


APM Supporting WPBA All Abilities

Western Port Basketball are excited to announce the sponsorship of APM employment services for our All Abilities program held on Thursday Nights.

Steelers Turn Pink

This weekend the Steelers are turning pink!

Steelers take the SafeTALK Course

Thanks to our partnership with THIRVE and the investment of Health and Wellbeing made by the association we were able to gain the chance to run our VJBL Coaches and Team managers through the Half Day safeTALK Course

Monday Night Semi Finals Postponed

Due to the current lightning issues present within the Somerville Recreation Centre; semi final games scheduled to be played on the 28th of March will be postponed until the 4th of April. Grand final games will now be played on the 11th of April (First Monday of the school holidays). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Jeff Wignall Ford supporting the Steelers

Western Port Steelers are grateful to have the support of Jeff Wignall Ford for the 2022 Big V season.

Term 1 Holiday Camps with Western Port Basketball and Belgravia Leisure

Registrations are open for the upcoming Western Port Basketball Association & Belgravia Leisure Term 1 Holiday Basketball Clinics.

Peninsula Magic Girls Clinic and Open Training Session

With the Winter season around the corner, brand new girl’s only club ‘Peninsula Magic’ are offering a free training session for those players looking to get involved in basketball.

WPBA partners with THRIVE

Western Port Basketball Association have partnered with THRIVE framework aimed at enhancing wellbeing and achievement in community sport and recreation.

Andrew Gaze’s Tigers face Steelers on 5th of March

The Somerville Recreation Centre will host Australian Basketball royalty on Saturday Afternoon as the NBL1 Melbourne Tigers coached by Australian Basketball legend Andrew Gaze will face our Youth League and State Championship Men.

Two Bays Cup

Come on down and get to know the sides before a huge 2022 season.

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