YMCA Geelong
the Y Newtown Stadium

Welcome to

newtown basketball clubYMCA 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. 

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 whichever level of competition 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.

Coaches and Team Managers are required to meet the Y 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 Y 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.


New Player Enquires

For all new player enquires, please click on this link and fill out the form and someone will contact you within five days


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Committee Member Position Telephone No. Email Address
Craig Herbert President 0411 167 426 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sam Buckley Vice President    
Craig Barnes Treasurer    
Neal Fallon Committee    
Kellie RIchards Committee    
Salli Bruce Committee    
Ashley McDonald Committee    
Jason Riches Committee