This Winter season under the new Sports TG platform clubs can't physically register unfinancial players!! Last season a lot of players from all the clubs played while unfinancial as we transitioned to the new online affiliation process.

The WBA are not tolerating that this season. Any player whose name is not typed on the score sheet or in the new scoring tablet(yes we are moving to electronic bench scoring) won't be permitted to play or if they do play unregistered that game will be considered a forfeit.

Please don't wait till the very last minute to register as some people have had trouble trying to register, make payments, logging in etc. That won't be OUR problem 30mins before YOUR game.

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1st draft schedule for winter has been released.  This will change!!! But is a guide of how things are going to go.
Please scrutinize this and let your club or the WBA know of any scheduling issues.
This site is quite phone compatiable but they do recommend downloading the Game day App. to better view this content.
Have a play and look around it is different to what we are used to. We are still trying to get the club icons and stuff working.
The power of this system will become apparent when we change to "Courtside", tablet scoring of games.

SportsTG Is the sport software management package of choice for Basketball Australia thus the reason we are migrating to this platform this winter season. It is powerful, free to the WBA, web based, supported nation wide and is one of the things that your affiliation fees pay for. It is also a pain in the arse and complicated, it is the reason we have had to delay the roll out the Winter schedule or as Sports TG calls it the "Fixture".
I would recommend not looking too far past round 1 as some manual manipulation is still occurring eg, to reduce issues like too many 9:30 games, or coaching /player clashes.
Please be patient as we are all learning this new system.
There will be teething problems as we go.

Julian Kovacic has done an amazing job spending countless hours to get us where we are now. Thank you on behalf of the WBA.

This question has been asked by almost every one of my clubs members.  The new online Sports TG registration and payment system simplifies the process for all parties, as well as breaking down the payments such that distribution of payments are transparent.  And yes they have gone up :(

CLUB - This season almost every club has dropped their club fee component. to ease the pain of the transistion

WBA - Fees have risen due to a global review & restructure of WBA fee mamangement.  This is the first increase in WBA fees in over a decade. The increase is to hopefully provide some capital for continued upgrades as well as funding an increase to referees while keeping our gate fees to the lowest in the state.

STATE / NATIONAL - Affiliation levies have always been paid to our national body however some clubs used to share the cost over 2 seasons.  The crappy part about affilaition levies at the moment is that all associations across the state are being double charged due to a change from retrospective payments to individual Payments before you play.

Beacuse of this affiliation change unfortunately fees are going to be high again in summer season before we stabalise back to normal levels.

This increase is out of our control, sorry.

That all said even with these increases a recent state wide fee comparision puts Whyalla cost to play fees on par with the lowest in the state.  Something we as an association are proud of!!

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School Holiday time which means just 1 thing for Whyalla basketball.

The winter season is about to start.

Players are asked to contact their club and sign up ASAP.  All clubs are using the Basketball austtalia Sports TG system for sign up this season.

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Whyalla Wildcats Basketball Club turns 30 years old in 2018 and we want you to be apart of the celebrations.
An open invitation to all past and present Whyalla Wildcats Basketball Club members to come celebrate 30 Years of Wildcats Basketball
 
When: Saturday May 19, 2018
The Saturday will start at 11:00am with a family fun day out at the basketball stadium. The juniors will be taking part in a Shoot-a-thon fundraiser. There will be shooting comps and a legends game. There will be a BBQ lunch available to buy and kids eat for free. Also there is a bouncy castle for the little cats.
Then that evening at 6:00pm its the adults turn to put on their after 5 wear and party ! We will hold our Gala Dinner at the Westland's Hotel in the Oasis Room. Tickets are $50 per head for a 2 course meal and entertainment will be provided by one of Adelaide's best party bands 'Rushmore' . Drink specials will be available on the night. 
Thanks to our major sponsor 'Westland's Hotel' there will be a discount on accommodation for those travelling from out of town. Just mention you are booking for the Wildcat 30 year Celebration.
There will be a photo booth to capture all the fun for the evening and Adelaide 36ers Basketball memorabilia can be won as lucky door prizes. 
So come along for a great day/night and help celebrate 30 years of Wildcats Basketball.
Tickets can be purchased online by using the following link below
Kind Regards
Whyalla Wildcats Basketball Club
        
Rushmore

Sorry for this late GF Update post but I had to spend as lot of time on the couch today recovering form an exhausting 12 hr day at the stadium yesterday.

What an awesome day it was, with great basketball action every round being witnessed by a large parochial crowd.  We amazing had 4 of the 29 finals go to overtime. Thrilling the crowd.

There where many upsets non more so than the Men's grade.  This battle between rivals Wildcats and Roopena was hyped to one of the classic's with almost every minor rnd encounter going down to the wire in often controversial fashion.   Unfortunately minor rnd premiers and favorites Wildcats did not fire in a disappointing performance handing victory to Roo's giving them their 2nd clean sweep of the A grade titles

Roos's WA team made light work of a depleted Demons squad that struggled to get our of first gear.

All clubs shared equally in the successes of the night which was great.

Big thanks to all the volunteers and officials that made The Summer season the success that it was

See you all in 6 weeks for the start of Winter.

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This is my Favourite GF portrait of the day and not just because my daughters in there.

It captures the attitude and spirit these girls played with all season, the joy of the occassion, an unexpected overtime win.

Remember anything can and does happen on GF day :)

 

Tomorrow is the last game of the Summer season for our little Moddies. This season Thanks to our new sponsor The Teddy Shed and Trophy Shop the WBA will be supplying participation medals for all children attending Saturdays games. Presentations will be upstairs after each rnd.
There are enough Medals for 1 per child. So please explain that to any child that may have been playing in 2 grades this season.

7 and 8 team competitions 
Only require 14 rnds so will start their finals in rnd 15. Most of these grades play prelim finals spread over week 15 and 16.

WAR/WB
Will be split for finals. Top 3 bottom 3. They are a seven team comp finishing in week 14 but because of this split there are no finals to play in week 15.so rather than have a whole wasted week off extra rnd of games was scheduled. This rnd will not count towards premiership points. As it creates and uneven number of games.

U11B
As agreed at the mid season review. Both Roopena 1 and Titans who have been in Div A will play the Div B finals with the next highest 2 teams from U11BB. The remaining top 3 teams left in Div A will compete in the finals series.

MB and WC
Being 9 team comps, it is impossible for all teams to play an even number of games. At this stage it is looking like both these grades are going to go down to the wire and not playing an even amount of games is going to make it impossible to fairly judge an outcome. So we Propose: 
At the completion of the minor rnd 2 highest finishing teams (that are short a game) play each other in a makeup on game on Thurs 8: 35, Thurs 8/3/18. This will ensure all teams in the hunt for finals finish on the same number of games.

Finals Schedule
Some finals scheduling has been corrected e.g. I mistakenly scheduled WC PF and GF on the same night. And U11BB and U11GB where scheduled for 11:30Pm.
Change requests should be made in writing ASAP, to WBA thru your club. But don’t hold your hopes up it is a carefully thought out schedule. Moving things around will create more hassles. Remember other people are looking and are planning to make the posted times.

Referee's
We have requested Adelaide umpires for Saturday Grand finals but have not been promised any a this stage.

Working bee Prep work for this weekends Mcdonalds Steelers Junior went really well with 30-40 people helping throughout the weekend.

Schedule is done and now available through the schedule tab of this site.

Games start at 8am and go till late on Saturday

Finals will be on sunday at the rec centre and the main stadium.

Good luck to all 12 Whyalla teams.

McDonalds

 

Summer season is due to restart Monday after a lovely 6 week break. Our slippery floors have been reseasled and look beautiful.

Welcome to our new WBA floor sponsors. More sponsors changes are in the pipeline for the up coming weeks.We currently have some vacant spots on the floor and on our walls, If you or your business would like to support local basketball please inbox us.


P.S.
Thank you to those past sponsors that are leaving us.

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Treasures found from the recent replacement of crt 3 score bench flooring.

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Teams from across the state will converge on Whyalla for our annual junior carnival on Feb 10-11th.
To aid setup of this event the Steelers committee have requested the 8:35pm rd of games from Frid week 11 be moved to Thurs night. The Men's D games have been pushed back to 9:30 to allow this change.
This allows organizers more prep/cleaning time while still getting an early night ready for the big Weekend.

Thank you to McDonalds for sponsoring this event again this year


McDonalds

As of Winter season 2018:
1. The WBA will be changing to one cut off date, 31st Dec. It is an end of season cut off date, meaning you must be under age at the 31st of Dec. The simplest way to explain this is, for winter season:
U18 - Born 2001-2002
U16 - Born 2003-2004
U14 - Born 2005-2006
U12 - Born 2007-2008
U10 - Born 2009-2010
U8 - Born 2011-2012
2. The WBA is moving back to even grades e.g U8's, U10's, U12's, U14's, U16's, U18's
3. To be eligible to play Seniors all juniors must be least age appropriate for U16's.
4. The registration process is not confirmed but we hope that it will be simplified and condensed to one location unlike this season.
5. Tablet/IPad based scoring may also be an option eliminating score sheets.

Some things to plan forward for to Next season

On behalf of the Whyalla Basketball Association, Merry Xmas to everyone and a happy new year.

 

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