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.”

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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.


Whyalla Basketball Association will be adopting the Basketball Australia concussion policy.

Continual research is uncovering the devastating effects of concussions in later
life. Studies have shown that more athletes from grassroots level of all sports ...are suffering the effects of CTE than from professional level.

We want to ensure that our members are protected not only for now but also in 10, 20, 30 years time.

Please take a moment to read the policy.

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The matriarch of Whyalla Basketball and the lady whom our stadium is named after celebrates her birthday today. Happy birthday Pat Kemp from all of us. Have a great day, we won’t ask you how old you are, no doubt 21 again.

Steelers is not just for the kids!
There are senior carnivals around the state as well as the annual State Senior country champs. Whyalla used to attend these events but interest has waned over recent years.
It requires some organization, Training, team selections, coaches, scorers, ...referee's etc. If your interested in reigniting our senior program. Let us know :).

There are no Friday or Saturday games this week due to the Port Pirie Junior Carnival.
The rnd 6 Saturday games were played last weekend the Friday gams are scheduled to be played later in December.

Thank you to the SA Country team for our successful Sunday training sessions for Players, Coaches and Referee's.
It was great 🙂

We love feedback for our referees 🤩

Please keep sending it through! We are impressed with the amount of positive and constructive responses we have had 🏀


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.