Steelers Championship Mens
Head Coach - Mark Gaze
Team Manager - Michelle O’Connor

Team Information

HEAD COACH – Mark Gaze
ASST COACH – Peter Gaze
ASST COACH – Danny Monaghan
TEAM MANAGER – Michelle O’Connor
TRAINER – Dee Milton

The senior men are competing in their first season at the State Championship level. They made the move on the back of multiple successful seasons although never quite winning the championship. 2016 saw the first Senior Men’s championship won in Division Two. Entered Big V in 2005

  • Division 3 Runners up 2009
  • Division 2 Runners Up 2015
  • Division 2 Champions 2016

Meet the Team and Coach

Jack Gaze


About Jack

Number – 1
Height – 195cm
Age – 28
Position – Guard

Player Sponsor

Quickway Cabinets & B&S Plastering

Daryl Corletto


About Daryl

Number – 3
Height – 193cm
Age – 39
Position – Guard

Former NBL Star Daryl in a player role as the club makes the jump to the league’s top division of State Championship Men.

Daryl had this to say on his appointment “I would like to thank the club for the opportunity to be a player for the 2022 season, it’s a very exciting year for the club as we will be in Championship Men competition. This is a result of a lot of hard work over the last 2 years.

This is a very exciting time for the club, and we look forward to building an exciting team that kids want to come along and watch, we want to build a culture and program for the whole club.

Player Sponsor

Pallas Capital

Luke Helbig


About Luke

Number – 5
Height – 195cm
Age – 26
Position – Forward

Player Sponsor

Luke is currently looking for a sponsor. CONTACT US if you wish to become a player sponsor.

Sam Burch


About Sam

Number – 8
Height – 194cm
Age – 36
Position – Forward

Player Sponsor

Integrity Communication Networks

Naaman Hightower


About Naaman

Number – 11
Age – 28
Position – Forward/Centre

Player Sponsor

The Douglas Family

Mitch Ross


About Mitch

Number – 20
Height – 191cm

Age – 22
Position – Forward

Player Sponsor

Fineline Refinishers

Matt McAuliffe


About Matt

Number – 22

Player Sponsor

Matt is currently looking for a sponsor. CONTACT US if you wish to become a player sponsor.

Ted Hood


About Ted

Number – 23
Height – 182cm
Age – 16
Position – Guard

Player Sponsor

Pallas Capital

Matt Theobald


About Matt

Number – 24
Height – 180cm
Age – 25
Position – Guard

Player Sponsor

Matt is currently looking for a sponsor. CONTACT US if you wish to become a player sponsor.

Brodie Eaton


About Brodie

Number – 30
Height – 195cm
Age – 22
Position – Centre

Player Sponsor

Megawatt Heating Elements

Troyce Manassa


About Troyce

Number – 32

Player Sponsor

Troyce is currently looking for a sponsor. CONTACT US if you wish to become a player sponsor.

Tim Gilmour


About Tim

Number – 40
Height – 196cm
Age – 21
Position – Centre

Player Sponsor

Tim is currently looking for a sponsor. CONTACT US if you wish to become a player sponsor.

Matt Turner


About Matt

Number – 45
Height – 208cm
Age – 34
Position – Centre

Player Sponsor

B&S Plastering

Mark Gaze


Meet Mark

Really looking forward to coaching back at Westernport after experiencing many years coaching around Australia. I’ve coached all age groups, males and females, seniors and juniors. My aim is to make players better! It’s as simple as that. We will also have some fun along the way

Team News

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.

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.


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

​General email:

Tel: 5977 7533


Western Port Steelers “Rep Prep”

Western Port Basketball is excited to offer “Rep Prep” in Term 3 before the upcoming VJBL tryouts in Early October.

Term 2 Elite ‘Steelers’ Camp with WPBA Import Sam Keltos & NBL1 & AFLW Star Eliza West!

Western Port Basketball Association is excited to announce Term 2 Elite Holiday Clinics with WPBA Import Samantha Keltos & NBL1/AFLW star Eliza West!

Positive Psychology Workshop with Dr Ben Robbins

Last night Western Port Basketball had the pleasure of hosting Dr Ben Robbins, Head of Health & Wellbeing at the St Kilda football club. 

Small Group and Individual Training Available Now!

Western Port Steelers Imports and Coaches are now offering personalised individual and small group training sessions for those interested in improving their skills and understanding of the game of basketball. 

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 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.

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