Home of the Pakenham Warriors
The Pakenham & District Basketball Association is a non-profit sporting organisation. Established in the 1960’s the Association runs it’s competition on the 8 court stadium at Cardinia LIFE at 4 Olympic Way, Pakenham. The Association is affiliated with Basketball Victoria.
The consistently successful and ever growing Pakenham Warriors representative program currently has a total of 27 Junior Boys & Girls teams in the VJBL & our Senior Men’s Representative, and Men’s & Women’s Under 23 Youth League teams Playing in the Big V competition.
- Over 550 teams compete in our Domestic Basketball Competitions at the Cardinia LIFE Stadium
- Over 270 local competition games are conducted each week
- Over 2,500 players participate in our Domestic Basketball Competitions, run from Saturday – Thursday
History of the PDBA
The Pakenham and District Basketball Association was formed in the 1960’s and were firstly called West Gippsland Basketball Association. The first home was the KooWeeRup picture theatre in the main street of KooWeeRup. The undersized court was only used for a few years before we moving to the Bunyip Football Shed.
In 1974 the Association moved to the then newly built P.B. Ronald Indoor Sports Complex on the Pakenham Recreation Reserve in Henry St.
In July 1997 the Association moved to the present location on the Princes Highway in Pakenham. The stadium, with four basketball courts, was then known as the Pakenham Indoor Sports Complex (PISC).
In 2008 the courts underwent major redevelopment and is now called Cardinia Life and boasts a 25m swimming pool, gym and aerobics room as well as four new basketball courts (8 in total).
The Cardinia Shire hires venue management to run the facility including basketball however the basketball operates under the management of the PDBA who hold the affiliation with Basketball Victoria
Domestic basketball runs 6 nights/days a week with both Senior, Junior and Mixed competitions.
The representative arm of the Association is the Warriors who currently have teams in
- Big V Division 2 Men
- Big V Division 2 Youth League Women
- Big V Division 2 Youth League Men
- 27 MUVJBL Junior teams
Since the Association’s involvement in these competitions there has been increasing success which should continue as the population of the area increases.