1977 – Spartans

SPARTANS- Basketball club was formed when 2 unisex clubs merged in the late 70’s. Barb Fleming & Bev Rumball from Tango & Ray Williamson & Barry 1986-Spartans-TeamWadingham from Y.M.C.A joined forces around the time the WBA moved to its new Jubilee Park stadium in 1978 to form Spartans.

The White/Green & Gold colour scheme came from the original colours of the merging clubs. Spartans men dominated the A grade competition in the 80’s appearing in all but 3 of the 20 finals played in this period.

Names like Marus Jaunalknis, Peter Bradshaw, Craig Clatworthy, Peter (Smokey) Dawson, Ray Williamson, Troy Schroeder, Chris Roberts, appear a lot in the WBA history books in this a era. Vicky Harris, Kylie (Pickert) Clothier & Tracey French were the clubs most decorated Female Players.

The Schroeder family namely Keith & his son Troy played a large part in Spartans & the WBA’s junior development program in the late 80’s & 90’s.


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.