Frankston Blues - History

The Frankston Bears was the original representative program at Frankston when it was developed in 1979 by the then current FDBA committee lead by Jason Placas (Life member). Negotiating Tony Gaze away from Dandenong with four Junior Frankston Players the Bears competed in the VBA Championships in 1979 and 1980, and joined the South Eastern Basketball League in 1981 .After winning the SEABL in 1982, the Frankston Bears joined the NBL in 1983 and competed at that level for two years, before financial pressures became too much for the Association to handle.

In 1986 Frankston joined forces with neighboring Chelsea Basketball Association to form the Bayside Blues Basketball Club. The name Bayside Blues was decided by asking the Frankston and Chelsea basketball communities to put forward suggestions. The Bayside Blues was the outstanding winner and was announced on the current court 5 by Kevin Gilbert (1987 FDBA Life Member).

The Frankston Blues are now the representative arm of the FDBA, with 46 Junior Blues teams, Men's and Women's SEABL Development League teams and SEABL Men's and Women's teams competing. The Blues Club has a strong tradition of excellence, with National Championships by our Women's team in 1993, 1997 and again in 2004. The Men's SEABL team has won 6 Conference Championships and were National Runners up in 1995 and 1998.