BEVAN - Entered the WBA competition with 2 Bevan Cres School teams in 1970 wearing Black/White uniforms under the name the, Bevan Knights. In 1971 they entered their first Senior teams & changed their colours to Green/Gold. In the Mid 70’s Centrals & then Hawks joined Bevan to further bolster the clubs size & strength. In this period the clubs colours changed to Red/White. During the mid to late 70’s Iron Knob fielded a couple of junior teams under Bevan’s banner. It wasn’t until the mid 80’s Bevan inherited the name Bevan Braves.
In the late 80’s Chris Blakemore played his junior basketball in Whyalla for Bevan Braves before he moved to Adelaide in 1991 to play for the 36ers alongside the likes of Brett Maher & Mark Davis.
Local legend Darren Quinn has played for Bevan for most his career. Darren is Whyalla’s most decorated local basketballer having won an amazing 20 MA MVP’s & over 20 Premierships more than any other player by a very long margin, and a feat unlikely to ever be matched. Darren also played in the national SEABL league from 1989 to 1991 before returning home for family reasons.
Bevans most Recognised Female player is Angela Marino. After numerous local premierships in WA grade as a junior Angela left Whyalla as a teenager to play WNBL for the Canberra Capitals & Lightning. She also represented New Zealand in the 2008 Olympics. Her father Vince Marino manager of Local company Link Engineering was a long time supporter of the WBA & especially Bevan. He owned the Lightning franchise for many years in this same period.