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U15G

Stadium floors are being resealed next week the stadium will be off limits to all users from Sunday 28th Aug to next Sunday the 4th sept.

The floors have been very slippery lately that is sign that they are due for their annual reseal.

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It may still be Winter, but most Clubs are busy signing players for the up coming Summer season that is due to start in mid Oct.  That may be 8 weeks away but Team nominations are due in to the WBA in just 3 weeks.  Clubs need players to register ASAP so that they can start planning. 

Summer Season

Follow this link to view the complete list of Umpire votes for the Winter 2016 Season.

Winter 2016 MVP's

Please note that MAR,  MB, MC and MD votes are not correct in this listing as we split this grade mid season.

MVP-awards

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Due to the Whyalla show taking over the stadium on Saturday morning all GF's will be played this Thursday & Friday night.
There are some great games predicated in almost every grade. It promises to be a great couple of nights of entertainment.
Due to player availability there have been a couple last minute game changes. Namely the MD and WD both will now played on thursday night at 7:30 and 8:30 respectively.
After 10:30 pm tonight when the WF 2nd SF finishes we will know if the Women's F game can be moved to Thursday. If that change goes ahead the we will have a spare time slot available at 7pm Fri.

So please keep a close eye on the website Master Schedule.

NOTE: These changes are being done at the request of clubs not the WBA.

 

PFD Foods have come on board as sponsor for our 3 point shoot on Friday night.  This secures a cash prize for our winner of $20 per successful shot.
Clubs are reminded they need to supply a Junior male and female 3 pointer expert for the night.

 

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3 point shootout

On senior Grand final night prior to the Men's A final. A Club based 3 point shoot out has been arranged.  Each Club will be asked to supply their best female and male Junior 3 point shooter. They will battle the other clubs for a CASH prize based on the number of 3 point shots they can score in 30 secs.
For this competition a junior is anyone under 20 years old!!
If your interested in competing contact your club.
Selected club reps are asked to bring their uniform shirt so you can be identifiable to the crowd.
Remember we only have room for 1 Male and I Female contestant per club!!!!!

 

 

Shooter

After some confusion on Friday night the following has been clarified:

- 3 point shots are only counted in U13’s and above.

- U13’s are the only grade that use the blue 3 point line.

- All other grades must use the outer white 3 point line.


Having said that.  The WBA discourage juniors to shoot from “3pt land” unless they are strong enough to do so without adversely affecting their technique.

As it does every year the Samaritan Murray Venture is causing no end of grief with our U17 Girls finals scheduling.

There may be some shuffling of games to make this work. All effected teams/clubs will be notified if changes are made.

Players and umpires are reminded if a serious injury occurs in a game it must be recorded on the scoresheet. If it's not, that player will be unable to make an insurance claim at a later date if required.

Broken arms and legs

Late Saturday night the Army approached us regarding having a sleepover on Sunday night.

They have packed up all their tents and have asked for 200-300 soldiers to sleep on crt 2 and 3 tonight so they can be shipped out starting at 2am in the morning.

This means any teams intending to train tonight should probably take advantage of the school holidays and have a night off!!!

Army Sleep over

FastFoodWith extra troops back in town our poor volunteer canteen staff have been pummeled by a barrage of hungry diggers.

It was chaos out there tonight.

Jo, Audrey, Leanne, Tamra, Fiona, Jeff, etc are doing an amazing job but too few are sharing this load!

If you can spare a night this week please come out and help, particularly from 5-8pm.

We plan to provide meals for the guys even though there are no games on in the holidays. Thanks.

 


Most of the troops are heading back into the Jubilee park camp. They are packing up and heading out of town over the next few weeks.

I took these pics from the Stadium roof tonight showing some of the hardware around Jubilee park at the moment.

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Noah Hallam

WBA chose to donate half of Saturday nights Gate takings to 22 month old Noah Hallam.

Noah was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis at the age of 5 months.  This means his skull had fused prematurely leaving nowhere for his brain to grow.  At just 7 months he underwent the first of many Brain surgeries with more still to come.

Noah has 13 specialists working for him, his parents Steve and Bree travel monthly to Adelaide to get the treatment he needs.

 The Hallam family has been in an around basketball for 20 years it was our pleasure to help them out.  

The below response is from Noah's mum ,Bree Hallam.

What great night it was last night watching the Civilian vs Army playing Basketball at Jubilee Park. We had many laughs and was a great family night watching steven play against the army players.
What a surprise it was to hear our names called out to approach centre court before the main game. A bigger (and emotional) surprise to find out Noah was being presented with a portion of the money raised, to assist with ongoing costs snd trips to Adeliade for treatment. I would really like to Thank Jason MacDonald and Kirsty MacDonald for approaching Darren Hoffmann and nominating us to receive this.
We can't thank the Basketball community Whyalla Basketball Association, the Australian Army and also the public enough for this donation. As you can tell by us getting emotional these sort of gestures make a huge difference to us!
Would also like to say a huge Thank you to Corporal Ian who gave my son Beau one of his Australia Army patch. Also to the other lovely gentleman whose name we didn't catch for approaching us after the game and gave Noah one of his patches off of his arm. Thank you very much. If anyone knows this gentleman please show him this photo.
(RSM 7th Combat Signal Regiment, WO1 Peter Quinn is the soldier in the photo)
People say, wouldn't we be better moving to Adelaide, but Whyalla is our home and family. This just goes to re-enforce our belief in this.

feeling grateful with Steven Hallam.

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Beau Hallam getting onto the spirit of things with some help from the Army.