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

Due to repair work being conducted on Court 1 ring in the afternoon of this Saturday, July 6th, court 1 will be closed to all users from 5.00pm until the work is completed, expected to be around 5.00pm on Sunday 7 July.

There are 5 notified forfeits tonight!
Please check your phones to ensure this doesn't affect you

Notified forfeit tomorrow at 7pm
We want to bring one of these 9pm games forward.
Please let me know if your team can change.
1st in wins the prize

Amazing turn out at the WBA AGM last night. 62 people in total attended. Tracey French was returned un-challenged to role of Secretary and Jeff Spry was returned un-challanged to the position of President.
A massive endorsement of our executive team who are working so hard for our members, and... will continue to do so.

Who can and can't vote?
With the WBA AGM tonight lots of questions have been raised over this issue. Hopefully the below information straight from the WBA constitution and these clarifications will help:
- You have to be over the age of 18 to vote.
- Non playing members are ...coaches, referee's, committee members or volunteers that have registered to the WBA in Basketball connect.
- If you are a player and have 5 young kids that play you still only get one vote.
- "Life member" refer's to WBA life Members only.
- The term "signatory" is interesting as no one technically signs any registration forms these days. But we do electronically agree to terms on conditions which I believe is the same thing, but that will have to be discussed and agreed on tonight.

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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