1955 – POSTALS

POSTALS – Are one of the founding clubs of the WBA. They started as a group of workers from the South Australian Postal Institute. Postals originally played in Post office box red uniform with blue shorts. This white uniform is from the 1960’s.

Uniform PostalsPostals took out 3 Men’s A grade Titles 1961/62, 63/64 & 66/67. Some of the Players that graced the Postal uniform were John Rumball, John Lawrie, Trevor Selby, Rod Warner, Trevor Gigney, Peter Krome, & Pat Hayes. Postals women’s Teams were very strong in the 60’s They won 4 premierships in a row from 1965 to 68.

Names like Elaine Krome, Anne (McKay) Dunn, Lyn (McKay) Sharp, Sharon (Mckay) Hearne featuring just to name a few. Annette Bowley won the U16G MVP for Postals in 1974 when she was 12 years old.

Originally Peter & Elaine Krome with John Lawrie administered the club through the Postal institute. Later June & Ray Bowley, Paula Blatchford Anne (McKay) Dunn took over. In 1974 when the WBA started to introduce its 3 team policy Postals were unable to comply & merged with Nomads.


1955 – GIANTS

GIANTS– Starting in 1955 making them won of the founding clubs of International rules Basketball in Whyalla.

1955 – JAFFA’S

JAFFAS – Starting in 1955 Jaffas were won of the founding clubs of International rules Basketball in Whyalla.


LATTER DAY SAINTS (L.D.S)–In 1955 the Mormons basketball club became one of the WBA’s founding clubs.

1955 – TIGERS

TIGERS–In 1955 the Tigers beat the 30 -9 in the 1st season of International rules Basketball ever Played in Whyalla.

1957 – KNIGHTS

PAST CLUBSThe Knights Basketball Club came into being at the start of the 1957/8 season with the formation of an U16 boys team to enter the new competition created by the association. The team was made up by a number of school friends and who played colts football for...

1957 – TANGO

TANGO – Were part of the first season pf Women’s basketball in Whyalla.


TARANTULAS – Started in 1957 in the Inaugural season of Women’s International rules Basketball in Whyalla.

1960 – Y M C A

YMCA– Formed in the early 60’s the YMCA consisted of a number of men’s and boys teams.

1960 – DRAGONS

DRAGONS – Formed in the early 60’s by a group of Westy footballers the dragons and competed into the late 60’s.

1960 – REBELS

REBELS – Played right throughout the ^0’s in both Mens and Women’s grades.