In a strategic move that merges fitness and community engagement, the Bellarine Peninsula Basketball Association (BPBA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of F45 Drysdale, marking a significant development in both the sports and fitness landscapes of the region. The purchase signals a progressive step towards holistic health and wellness initiatives, aligning with our mission to promote active lifestyles beyond the basketball court.

Strengthening Community Ties

By integrating a well known fitness name into our operations, we aim to provide our members with access to top-tier facilities and diverse training opportunities. This move not only enhances the value proposition for our existing members but also attracts new participants looking to engage in a comprehensive fitness experience.

More Options for Members

Our expansion into the fitness realm diversifies our offerings and allows us to cater to a broader demographic. F45 Training, with its innovative high-intensity interval workouts, appeals to individuals seeking dynamic and results-driven exercise regimes.

Our Members stand to benefit significantly from this acquisition, gaining access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The integration of F45’s proprietary training methodology adds a new dimension to our offerings, empowering members to achieve their fitness goals. Additionally, the link between our basketball programs and F45 training fosters cross-training opportunities, enabling members to optimise their athletic performance and overall well-being.

By incorporating F45 Drysdale into our portfolio, we position ourselves as a versatile hub for fitness enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels.

Health Promotion

The acquisition of F45 Drysdale presents opportunities for us to promote health and wellness initiatives across our community, through collaborative events, workshops, and wellness programs.

Economic Growth and Sustainability

Beyond its immediate impact on the community’s health and fitness landscape, the acquisition of F45 Drysdale contributes to the economic growth and sustainability of the region. By investing in local businesses and infrastructure, we are demonstrating our commitment to supporting the broader economy while creating employment opportunities within the fitness industry.

Future Outlook

As we embark on this exciting new chapter, we remain committed to fostering a culture of health, wellness, and community engagement, empowering everyone in our community to lead active, fulfilling lives beyond the confines of traditional sporting activities.


What is F45

F45 Training is a global fitness and lifestyle community that brings you a complete wellness solution from functional training and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), to nutrition, challenges and accountability.

Why focus on purchasing a gym, when we desperately need more courts?

The current costs of constructing a new basketball court is approximately $6M per court, meaning we are well short of that funding. With no current funding available from either COGG or the State Government, we need to consider other ways of increasing revenue for the Association. Naturally, our main focus is on securing extra courts for the Bellarine.

Why don’t we spend the money to improve facilities such as the rings at our current stadium?

As don’t own our current venue, we rely on the schools and Council to make these upgrades. We have been working with Bellarine Secondary College for some time to get an upgrades of facilities such as this.

How will this acquisition benefit members of the Association?

By encouraging as many members and friends to join F45, we’ll be more able to help keep our fees as low as possible.