For those that are not aware, Lenny Payne, our Treasurer up until our recent AGM passed away yesterday after a long and courageous battle against cancer. We are enormously indebted to Lenny for all that he has done on behalf of our association. Lenny bought his children, Carla and Marlee into our Association initially playing for Demons before crossing to Roopena where both girls still play. He was an active member for Roos in recent years, fiercely passionate following his girls Basketball journey.
Both Carla and Marlee now are part of our umpire fraternity and Lenny’s wife Maxie takes care of our gatekeepers each night with readying the money bag and banking daily. The Payne’s have and continue to be an important family to our Association.
As a member of our executive he was able to put aside his club allegiances to be a strong voice in decisions needing to be made for the betterment of the association as a whole.
Lenny will be sorely missed out at the stadium, his voice and infectious laugh will long be remembered reverberating around the courts.
To Maxie, Zandri, Carla, Marlee and Lenny’s extended family and friends both here in Australia and in his native South Africa please accept our condolences on behalf of all Members of the Whyalla Basketball Association. ... See MoreSee Less
No doubt everyone is aware that the COVID-19 situation in SA is rapidly evolving and the State has been placed into lockdown for 7 days at this stage. When we get a clearer picture later in the week the exec will arrange a phone linkup to plan a way forward for the remainder of the season.
There are a number of contingencies that will need to be considered. We will ensure that all comps are even in terms of games played etc, it will certainly be forefront of our planning to play out the outstanding games before we head to a final week. Exactly how and when that happens is where the challenge will lay in terms of fitting around other sports finals also.
Stay tuned and we will keep you updated. Mostly importantly at this time however, is stay safe and look out for each other. ... See MoreSee Less
As we are aware Covid-19 continues to be a part of our lives. As of midnight tonight we have to pause our weeks schedule, tonight’s games will proceed as per roster. We have a week spare before the show takes over the stadium, as such at this stage we will push things back if possible. Stay tuned and we will let you know how things progress. Vitally important that everyone entering the stadium signs in! ... See MoreSee Less
Can you help: History - Attached is a draft attempt at collating the WBA committee member history. If you can see any names we have wrong or are missing please let us know. The last 20 years or so were easy to do as we had computer records for most things but prior to that it gets a lot harder. Thanks to those that have helped so far. ... See MoreSee Less
Aussie Hoops will be taking a break in term 3. Traditionally WBA doesn't play thru term 3 due to the Whyalla show in Mid August and then clashes with other winter sport finals. The break will give organiser Kylie a well earned rest so she can recharge her batteries for term 4 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
The use of QR code check in must be completed upon entry into the Stadium. This will be monitored to ensure compliance. We all have a role to play in keeping this State as open as possible, please don’t be part of the reason why we can’t continue our season.As of 12:01am Tuesday 29 June 2021, the Emergency Management (Public Activities No 25) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 came into effect with implications for the sport and recreation industry.
A summary of these changes is listed below:
CURRENT RESTRICTIONS 🔸 Indoor and outdoor fitness, recreation activities and sport are permitted but a COVID Safe Plan is required. 🔸 1 person per 2sqm for indoor and outdoor sport and recreation activities (this includes babies and children but does not include people employed or engaged to work or undertake official duties for the purpose of the activity). 🔸 Singing is not permitted at indoor premises. 🔸 Dancing is not permitted at a nightclub or relevant licensed premises. 🔸 On-site purchase and consumption of food and beverages is permitted at a place if: ▪️ Food and beverages are only consumed by patrons at an indoor place while seated, and if seated at a table or a bar, there is no food preparation conducted at or adjacent to patrons at a bar area. ▪️ Food and beverages are only consumed by patrons while seated at a recreational facility (e.g. mini golf, pool tables, tenpin bowling) if shared equipment (such as golf clubs, pool cues or bowling balls) and frequently touched surfaces are cleaned between use by different individuals or groups. ▪️ There are no communal food or beverage service areas. ▪️ Snack or hand held food or alcoholic beverages can be consumed standing outdoors while attending sport, fitness or recreation activities.
QR CODES FOR CONTACT TRACING 🔸 All businesses or organisations with a COVID Safe Plan are still required to display a COVID SAfe Check-In QR Code, and also provide an alternate paper record sheet, for contact tracing records. 🔸 Where there are multiple user groups at the one venue e.g. a recreation centre, it is the responsibility of the owner of the venue or the person with care, control and management of the venue to enable the contract tracing process to take place.
COVID MARSHALS 🔸 COVID Marshals are still required for all prescribed operations including sporting clubs, gyms and fitness centres and swimming pools used by the public.
COVID MANAGEMENT PLANS 🔸 Approved COVID Management Plans are required for defined public activities where it is expected that more than 1000 people will be participating in the activity.