This page highlights the Bearcats current and proposed basketball facilities.
The Bearcats play our home games at the Port Adelaide Recreation Centre (50 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide). The three-court indoor Stadium (pictured below) is owned by the Port Adelaide-Enfield Council and is leased to Basketball SA. The stadium is used seven days a week for basketball of all sorts - from NBL1 and District games to school and social basketball. You'll always find a game or training on at Port Adelaide so come in and have a look.
View our 2021 "Show Court Reveal"
With limited access to the Port Adelaide Recreation Centre during the week because of games, the Bearcats train at a range of facilities in Adelaide's western suburbs. Training venues include the two-court Lefevre Community Stadium at Osborne and up to eight different single-court High School and Primary School gyms.
In awesome news for the club, over the course of 2022/2023 we will be able to add two fabulous new training spaces - see below!
PORT ADELAIDE STADIUM - EXPANSION GRANT
We’re upgrading our facilities thanks to a grant we received through the State Government’s Infrastructure Projects grant programs! This will enable us to better support our athletes and community to participate in sport and recreation. Game On! #gameonsa
January 2022: The West Adelaide Basketball Club is delighted to have been awarded a grant of almost $90,000 from the State Government to trigger the conversion of three disused squash courts at the Port Adelaide Recreation Centre into a dedicated basketball training space.
The planned new training space will have fully sprung floors and five backboards and will also be able to be used as a full-sized 3x3 court, complete with game clock and scorebench.
The project will almost double the number of hoops within the stadium (from 6 to 11) allowing the club to conduct more training in-house instead of at external venues, and also increase and improve our program offerings including:
accelerating development of a 3x3 basketball program (Commonwealth/Olympic sport)
conducting more regular come and try and other ‘starter’ sessions at the club
conducting intensive shooting training for existing players with immediate video review, and
providing fitness and participation opportunities for parents and pre-school aged children on weekday mornings, school sports, and birthday parties and other events on weekend afternoons/evenings.
We will also reconfigure courtside rooms at the stadium to create a dedicated indoor change room / meeting room for Bearcats players.
The Club would like to thank Corey Wingard and the State Government for their support, which will cover half the cost of the conversion and help take it from dream to reality.
PROPOSED TRAINING FACILITY AT ALBERTON - FUNDED!
November 2021: The Bearcats have received a generous offer from the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) to use a proposed new two-court facility at Alberton for our club training.
The basketball courts are part of a wider redevelopment at Alberton Oval which in November 2021 received $15 million in funding from the Australian Government.
You can read all about it and watch a fantastic video here:
The facility will help fill a major court shortage in the western suburbs and assist us to consolidate much of our training from single court gyms and to expand and improve our development programs.
Our thanks go to Kevin Osborn, David Koch, Matthew Richardson and the Port Adelaide Football Club for their foresight and commitment to Adelaide’s western suburbs community in including the Bearcats in this redevelopment, which will help generations of future talented basketballers, as well as elite footballers, reach their goals.
And thanks to Port Adelaide Enfield Council and Mayor Claire Boan for their ongoing interest in our Club.
HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
The Bearcats have partnered with Henley High School in a proposal to develop a new Community Sports Centre at the school. The Sports Centre would be used by the school during the day for its specialist sport and other programs, and by community organisations such as the Bearcats after school hours. This proposal is now on hold as the school needs to expand its classroom facilities to accommodate Year 7s, but you can read more about it here: Henley High Sports Centre