1965 – CELTICS

CELTICS– Formed in 1965, and quickly gained a reputation as a strong club in the female divisions. In 1966 led by Wendy Cheeson they won their first Premiership in WB grade, by just 1 pt over the Panthers, another new club. The Following year the Celtic girls stepped up and took out the WA premiership took. They won 2 more WA premierships in the early 70’s, led by a young Lorraine and Joy Chandler.

Celtics did field Men’s teams but with less success.

At a guess the Celtics name came from the famous Bostons Celtics!!

Other names you may remember are:

Darryl Raneberg
Di Higgins
Joy Chandler

Almanac records show they ceased to exist after 1973.

We don’t have any old photo’s or other information about the Celtics.

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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 – POSTALS

POSTALS – Are one of the founding clubs of the WBA. They started as a group of workers from the South Australian Postal Institute.

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.