For those that are not aware, Lenny Payne, our Treasurer up until our recent AGM passed away yesterday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. We are enormously indebted to Lenny for all that he has done on behalf of our association. Lenny bought his children, Carla and Marlee into our Association initially playing for Demons before crossing to Roopena where both girls still play. He was an active member for Roos in recent years, fiercely passionate following his girls Basketball journey.
Both Carla and Marlee now are part of our umpire fraternity and Lenny’s wife Maxie takes care of our gatekeepers each night with readying the money bag and banking daily. The Payne’s have and continue to be an important family to our Association.
As a member of our executive he was able to put aside his club allegiances to be a strong voice in decisions needing to be made for the betterment of the association as a whole.
Lenny will be sorely missed out at the stadium, his voice and infectious laugh will long be remembered reverberating around the courts.
To Maxie, Zandri, Carla, Marlee and Lenny’s extended family and friends both here in Australia and in his native South Africa please accept our condolences on behalf of all Members of the Whyalla Basketball Association. ... See MoreSee Less
No doubt everyone is aware that the COVID-19 situation in SA is rapidly evolving and the State has been placed into lockdown for 7 days at this stage. When we get a clearer picture later in the week the exec will arrange a phone linkup to plan a way forward for the remainder of the season.
There are a number of contingencies that will need to be considered. We will ensure that all comps are even in terms of games played etc, it will certainly be forefront of our planning to play out the outstanding games before we head to a final week. Exactly how and when that happens is where the challenge will lay in terms of fitting around other sports finals also.
Stay tuned and we will keep you updated. Mostly importantly at this time however, is stay safe and look out for each other. ... See MoreSee Less
As we are aware Covid-19 continues to be a part of our lives. As of midnight tonight we have to pause our weeks schedule, tonight’s games will proceed as per roster. We have a week spare before the show takes over the stadium, as such at this stage we will push things back if possible. Stay tuned and we will let you know how things progress. Vitally important that everyone entering the stadium signs in! ... See MoreSee Less