Life Members

1971 Vic Constable
1971Harry Heward
1972  Keith Lenon
1972 Parker Dix
1973 John Rumball
1976 Elaine Dunn
1977 Enid Lydeamore
1979Bruce Dunn
1983   Alan Castle
1985 Pat Kemp
1985 Mark Reilly
1986 Elsie Allison
1990  Karen Sleep
1990 Roy Lydeamore
1995 Barb Fleming
1995 Gunter Scheide
1997 Dean Plane
2004Noel Sharp
2004   Ken Benford
2012 Annette Bowley
2012 Audrey Marks
2012Keith Schroeder
2012  Darren Hoffmann
2013 Darren Quinn
2013 Heather Ledgard
2015  Lawrence McLean
2015  Michael Quinn
2015John Issom
2015   John Quinn
2020   Brian Quinn
2021  Jeff Spry
2021Caroline Foran
2021   Cathy Daniels

John Spooner

Our latest 3 part Video instalment is with ex WBA President John Spooner.

It was filmed last year but has taken interviewer Trevor Castle some time to edit due to the amount of content John provided.

Tia Bails, 2019

From Steelers to Rockets.

This Months video interview instalemnet by Trevor Castle features another one of Whyalla’s young female high flyers.

Ray Girvan, 2019

Ray Girvin is a true basketball tragic.

He fell in love with the game when he played his first game for a team called Nomads back in 1971.

U16 Nationals – Jorja Eldridge Interview, 2017

Get to know one of Whyalla’s young stars!

In January Jorja played in the Under 16 Girls Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in Albury then chosen in the ACJBC (Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup) team.

Keith Lenon – Past President Interview, 2017

Keith Lenon was a basketball pioneer in Whyalla.

When basketball began in Whyalla it was at the old Aerodrome (just behind where the wetlands are now) in 1955 and there were just 5 teams.

Allan Castle – Past President Interview, 2017

WBA Life Member Allan Castle moved from Pt. Augusta to Whyalla in 1969 and immediately became involved in the management committee of the Whyalla Basketball Association.

Army Challenge Video, 2016

Highlight footage taken by the Army at the first of our Army Vs Civilian Challenges during their July 2106 Exercise Hamel operations.

It was Grand final type atmosphere but better due to the amazing response from the local community to this charity event.

President Jeff Spry, 2016

Jeff Spry was elected to the position of WBA President at the AGM last year.

I caught up with Jeff in the middle of this term to get to know him a little and to talk about what he sees as the biggest challenges facing Whyalla Basketball at the moment.

Darren Quinn, 2015

Following his recent retirement from playing basketball at the end of Sumer Season 2014/2015, Darren Quinn, Whyalla’s most decorated player, agreed to sit down and tell his story.

Grant Application – Larry Bird in Whyalla, 2015

The WBA are currently in the process of applying for some grant money to start a lighting upgrade.

We applied to Holden for a grant via their Home ground advantage support scheme.