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YMCA Basketball Club

The YMCA Basketball Club first competed in the GABA competition in 1952 after being formed by the Geelong YMCA’s first executive director, the late Jack Terrill and has enjoyed an excellent reputation in terms of the quality of its players, coaches and administrators.

The Club has produced many fine players over the years including many who have represented Geelong in representative basketball in the SEABL and NBL as well as Victorian and Victorian Country state teams. Two of our players, Russell Riches and Trish Fallon, have gone on to represent Australia at the Olympic Games.

Teams, Competitions and Training

The club has more than 47 teams entered in the Basketball Geelong competition (GBL) Winter and Summer season across of range genders and age groups from Under 10, 12,14,16, 18 Division 1-4 Men’s and Women’s. YMCA Newtown Stadium, 25 Riversdale Rd Newtown managed by YMCA Geelong plays host to training.

We are a family friendly club and pride ourselves on being inclusive and providing all members of the community with an opportunity to play basketball at which ever level of competition that suits them.

Try Outs are generally hosted in September each year and if you are interested in playing for the YMCA Club then you can put your name in with one of the co-ordinators listed below.

YMCA Basketball Club has appointed Coaching Development Co-ordinator, Kate Sherwell who oversees and supports our coaching program. We really on volunteers to assist as coaches and Team managers and we will provide the support to ensure you have an enjoying experience with the Club.

Coaches and Team Managers are required to meet the YMCA Safeguarding Children and Young People standards and policies. We actively seek to ensure that we offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all and we have in place a number of requirements of our coaching teams; current Working with Children Check Card, complete a National Criminal Record Check with the YMCA and completion of Safeguarding Children and Young People Training.

Competitions Fixtures

The completion draws for each season are available online.
GBL publishes the fixtures at the commencement of the week, please ensure you check the fixture regularly as some games change during the week.


Committee Member Position Telephone No. Email Address
Craig Herbert President 0411 167 426 craig.herbert@godfreyhirst.com
Craig Barnes Treasurer 0419 554 276 ymcabaketballgeelong@gmail.com
Sam Buckby Asst. Boys Coordinator 0410 572 814 sam@buckbyelectrical.com.au
Ash McDonald Junior Boys Coordinator 0413 727 363 Ashley.mcdonald@godfreyhirst.com
Jodie Reid

Asst. Boys Coordinator
Uniform Coordinator

0422 658 440 JODIERE@BarwonHealth.org.au
Jason Riches Junior Girls Coordinator 0434 604 746 Jason.Riches@boc.com

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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