ABOUT THE WHYALLA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

About WBA

“Whyalla is located on the South Australian Eyre Peninsula. The WBA’s home is Pat Kemp Stadium in the Whyalla show ground precinct. It is an airconditioned 3 court complex with hard wood floors. We are able to comfortably seat +500 people around our main court. The venue has modern canteen and bar facilities.

The Whyalla Basketball Association comprises of six affiliated clubs that compete in grades from U10’s (starting at 7 years of age) thru to Senior A grade competitions as well as many lower social grades, down to Women’s F grade. An “Aussie Hoops” skills development program for kids 5-10 y.o. is ran each school term.

The WBA run 2 seasons (Winter and Summer) both are approximately 15 weeks in duration plus finals. With over 1100 players competing per season we are the largest participation sport in Whyalla and one of the biggest basketball associations outside of Adelaide.

The “Steelers” are the WBA’s representative arm, they complete around the state against other associations in Under 10’s to Under 18’s as well as Men and Women’s senior teams.”

fun  FACT

The WBA has been around since 1955. During this time the WBA has established a proud history of players making National and South Australian teams, including a number of Olympians: Michael Ahmatt and Angela Marino.
LATEST NEWS

1st 3 weeks of the Winter 2024 schedule has been published and is available on the Basketball connect phone app.
It is a 1st draft and subject to slight changes due to clashes etc.
Sorry for the delay in getting this out, it has been a nightmare schedule to manage this season🤯

There has been some last changes to this table with respect to night of play. NO further changes will be made, the WBA has attempted to work around as much as we can.
Final changes are, two games of Under 16 boys B, will be played on Friday night, one game of this grade will be played on ...Tuesday night.
Womens E grade moves to Tuesday night NOT Friday night.
The below table is just a repost of the original one without the above changes made to it.

Our Aussie Hoops junior development program for 5-9 year olds
has switched to the phone based Basketball Connect system for School Term 2. It will be - Monday nights 4-4:50pm
Follow this link to a registration guide https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ag5ZdZTqfb6ggYoatGQmz_AK0QMjrQ?e=uZp3JI

Attached is the "1st Draft" of the Winter nominations showing teams per grade and proposed night of play. The schedule is completely full and has been a real challenge to coordinate around other sports. This plan is still subject to change, please alert your club if the proposed night of... play is going to be a drama for you or your team.
Games will be hourly 6,7,8,9pm. Junior games we be played in the first 2 rnds, the 2 late rounds will be for the Senior grades.

The registration process for Aussie Hoops has changed for term 2. This has been forced on us, we are working thru(learning) this new process ourselves. Once we work it out we will release a registration guide.
Aussie Hoops will be ran on Monday afternoon's for term 2.
Cost will again ...be just $3 a session.

OUR PAST CLUBS
OUR PAST
CLUBS

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.

1955 – MORMONS / LATTER DAY SAINTS (L.D.S)

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.

1957 – TARANTULA’S

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.

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