Waverley Falcons

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Waverley Falcons
Leagues Big V
Founded 1982
HistoryWaverley Falcons
1982–present
Arena Waverley Basketball Centre
Location Chadstone, Victoria
Team colors Teal, gold, black
General manager Mike Bullock
Championships2 (2010, 2011) (M)
1 (1994) (W)
Website WaverleyBasketball.com

Waverley Falcons is a member club of the Big V based in Melbourne, Victoria. The club fields both a men's and women's team. The club is a division of Waverley Basketball Association (WBA), the major administrative basketball organisation in the region. The Falcons play their home games at Waverley Basketball Centre.

Big V

The Big V is a semi-professional basketball league in Victoria, Australia. The league comprises 12 competitions, with its two main ones being the men's (SCM) and women's (SCW) State Championship divisions. Below the SCM and SCW is: Division One Men (D1M), Division One Women (D1W), Division Two Men (D2M), and Division Two Women (D2W). The remaining six competitions are youth divisions, with those being: Victorian Youth Championship Men (VYCM), Victorian Youth Championship Women (VYCW), Youth League One Men (YL1M), Youth League One Women (YL1W), Youth League Two Men (YL2M), and Youth League Two Women (YL2W).

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 9,992.5 km2 (3,858.1 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

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Club history

The Waverley Basketball Association was formed in 1976 with the building of the Jordanville Community Centre. Waverley began with one court at the current location and grew over a number of years with additional competitions played at Highvale Secondary College, Mazenod College, Mount Waverley Secondary College, and Wheelers Hill Secondary College. [1] The Waverley Falcons, the representative arm of the Waverley Basketball Association for male and female players, was formed in 1982. [2]

Waverley first tasted success in 1994 with the women's team winning the Country Victorian Invitational Basketball League (CVIBL) Championship. The men's team were crowned back-to-back champions of the Big V State Championship division in 2010 and 2011. [3]

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