ROBINETTES- Basketball Club was formed in 1967/68 by foundation members Elaine Dunn & Enid Lydeamore. Elaine was elected the clubs first president & went on to hold this position for 26 years. Starting with just two Senior teams the club prospered.

Robinettes won 9 A grade titles making them one of the WBA’s most successful female clubs. With 8 WA MVP awards from the 80’s & 90’s. Karen Sleep (Kemp) is the most decorated female player in WBA history. Other names of note are Lyn Cibich, Keryn Jacobs & Jenna Baulderstone.

In the early 00’s after toying with the idea of starting men’s teams they decided against this eventually merging with Spartans in 2003 to form Titans.

Lyn & Noel Sharp are other names that helped shape Robinettes in their later years.


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.