Council congratulates FDBA on Basketball Association of the year award
Published on 23 May 2022
The Frankston District Basketball Association has taken out Basketball Victoria’s prestigious Association of the year Award.
Frankston City Council Mayor Nathan Conroy congratulated the association:
“This is massive news for the Frankston and District Basketball Association, CEO Wayne Holdsworth and the board.
“The FDBA have built their way back up in true Frankston fashion from almost last on the ladder three years ago to the top spot. This just goes to show the tenacity and tireless hard work that’s gone into turning the fortunes of the association around.
“Under the sound stewardship of Wayne and the board, the association has continued to grow their membership despite the COVID-19 pandemic and has bounced back bigger and better than ever.
“If you want a prime example of the turnaround story of Frankston, you couldn’t find a better example than the Frankston and District Basketball Association.
“The association’s clear focus on improving governance, developing a long-term strategy as well as community strengthening, capacity building and stakeholder relationship management has really shown what is possible.
“This groundwork has enabled the FDBA to secure major commitments from Council, Federal Government and Federal Opposition towards a major redevelopment of the Frankston Basketball Stadium and Council couldn’t be prouder.
“The FDBA is a true community association that engages with the local community from three year olds to teens and seniors creating a real sense of belonging, connection and pride in Frankston.
“It’s fantastic to see Basketball Victoria not only recognise FDBA as the number 1 association, but the Frankston Basketball and Gymnastic Stadium project is also their number 1 project in the state.
“Council continues to work closely with the FDBA on funding for a redeveloped Frankston Basketball and Gymnastics Stadium worthy of the number one association in the state.
“Council has committed $15 million to the project with both major party candidates in the federal election committing $15 million each and we continue to have positive conversations with the state government and opposition to secure the vital state funding required to ensure this long-awaited project becomes a reality,” said the Mayor.
To find out more about Frankston City Council’s advocacy efforts, visit frankston.vic.gov.au/advocacy