FDBA Life Membership

FDBA Life Membership is awarded to members of the association who have demonstrated significant service to the association and the sport of basketball.

As a Life Member of the FDBA, each person listed below as made an indelible mark on the fabric of the association over a sustained period of time which the association is better for and eternally grateful.

Jack Wyatt (1967)

Jack Wyatt was awarded Life Membership in 1967 for his contribution to the FDBA which included playing and as President, of which served on two occassions.

Jack's involvement in the FDBA spans an incredible 50 years and comenced his playing days at the Frankston Teacher's College (now Monash University - Peninsula Campus.)

Jack sights participating at Country Week and seeing the Frankston Blues teams be successful as his highlights. 

David Tuckett

Peter Ladd R.I.P.

Val Ward R.I.P.

John Holden

Allen Cahill (1979)

Allen Cahill was awarded FDBA Life Membership in 1974 and was a founding member of the FDBA. Allen was involved in the association for over 35 years as a player; coach; and member of the Board of Management.

Allen's fondest memory of the FDBA was when the two court facility was built at Bardia Ave, Seaford, which meant the FDBA had a home and no longer needed to run competitions on various sattelite courts around the Frankston municipality. Bardia Avenue continues to remain as the home of the FDBA. 

Read here Allen's History of the FDBA.

Helen Cahill (1980)

As the wife of founding member Allen Cahill, Helen Cahill was always going to have some association with the FDBA. Helen was awarded FDBA Life Membership in 1980 for her service to the association which included FDBA Secretary and Delegate to Basketball Victoria.

Helen's fondest memory of the FDBA was when the Saturday Primary School Competition commenced and the rivalries which were created between schools in the area. 

Helen would be pleased that this competition continues today and involves every Primary School in the Frankston municipality.

Jason Placas (1979)

Jason Placas was awarded Life Membership of the association in 1979 for his service as a player; coach; Vice President; & President. 

Jason was instrumental in the building of the FDBA's two court facility at Bardia Avenue, Seaford. A venue which would see 1,500 people attend to watch the Frankston Bears v Serbian National Team - a highlight of Jason's.

Rod Sales

Commening as a player with Frankston Basketball in 1972, Rod Sales has played a pivatol role in many areas of the association. Rod was a key driver in Frankston Basketball establishing a permanent base in Frankston and was one of three (3) signatories who guaranteed the association's $120,000 loan which paid for the initial two (2) court basketball stadium to be built at Bardia Avenue, Kananook.

Rod was awarded Life Membership in 1983 and with his wife Ann contributed significant service both on-court (Ann being an A-grade official) and off-court through his role as Board member and pro-bono supporter of fitting out the new two (2) court stadium which included among a long list of tasks the cost-free supply of electronic scoreboards - which one of these now proudly sits on the wall of Frankston Basketball's GM office. 

Click here to read Rod's History of his time at Frankston Basketball.

Paul Mcallum

Jeff McCormack

Kevin Gilbert

Margaret Allen

Bruce Andrews

Ian C. Willmott

Arthur Stone(2008)

Arthur Stone was awarded Life Membership in 2008 for his service to the association as a coach; referee; and score table official.

Arthur continues to referee to this day, which is a milestone in its itself, considering Arthur's involvement with the association spans 34 years.

Highlights for Arthur include the opening of the four court extension in 1992 and coaching teams to Grand Finals in domestic and representative competitions.

Brett Rolfe (2012)

Ian Watt (2012)

Allan Craig (2013)