Restrictions Update – 19th November 2021
Following the easing of restrictions as of today, we can provide an update on restrictions affecting basketball at WPBA.

Restrictions Update – 19th November 2021

Following the easing of restrictions as of today, we can provide an update on restrictions affecting basketball at WPBA.

We understand that the impact of these restrictions may cause logistical issues for some of our domestic teams. If you cannot play or need support in any way please do not hesitate to email or ring the office on 59777533.

Entry Requirements of Somerville Recreation Centre

It now means that all patrons entering the facility 12 and over will need to be fully vaccinated. Stadium staff will be continuing to ensure people are checking in upon arrival and showing proof of vaccination. Further to this all patrons will need to continue to check in using the QR code

Somerville Recreation Centre is a mixed-use facility providing stadiums as well group exercise classes, childcare, youth programs, meeting spaces and a café all as part of the venues core business.  Somerville Recreation Centre does not meet the exception for community sport as outlined in the Open Premise directions, specifically part 27 (2).


At this point in time, vaccinations will be required for all patrons aged 12 and over unless exempt to ensure entry conditions are met particularly at the Somerville Recreation Centre. This includes players, coaches, officials, spectators, volunteers and staff.

Basketball Victoria yesterday announced that all Basketball Victoria operated leagues (VJBL and Big V), events, tournaments, programs, camps or clinics will require all individuals aged 16 plus to be fully vaccinated (unless medically exempt) to participate. This policy has been introduced following an audit of VJBL venues that showed more than 65 per cent of venues were unable to offer the Community Sport Exemption due to the layout, operation or usage of their venues.  To view the full media release, CLICK HERE


There are now no spectator limits at any venue WPBA use provided the appropriate requirements of entry are met.


Masks are not mandatory for patrons but are recommended in settings where you can not social distance.

Co-vid Positive/Close contacts

With the easing of restriction came an easing on requirements around isolating, for all the information around this CLICK HERE

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

​General email:

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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