Court 1 Facelift complete!
Stadium is looking amazing clean fresh and bright. Thankyou to all that assisted with this process:
Glen Davison Painters.
Tim's Carpentry.
BAQ Electrical Services.
Phil Sweeney Industries.
All our WBA volunteers.
As well as our new and old sponsors for making this possible.

Whyalla Steelers Junior Carnival this weekend    Website link to the live Schedule results and ladder's.

For most members running the "Game Day" app your child's games will already be in the schedule. It magically uploads based on recognition of your sports TG login credentials.
If it doesn't upload automatically you can add the relevant team to your Game day schedule by searching by League "Spencer Gulf Basketball Tournament". Then look for club, competition and team then follow that team. Importantly the season is called "2018/19 Junior Carnivals". Just beware that there are some old inactive 2018 teams in the list don't select them. I can't figure out to stop them from appearing.

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STEELERS Annual working Bee is this Sunday the 3rd of Feb at the stadium 10am-4pm. It is our last opportunity to get the stadium spick and span for our Junior carnival next weekend. We have a large list of jobs from simple maintenance, carpentary, cleaning, painting, etc.
Any extra helpers would be welcomed and much appreciated!


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National Pump & Energy (NPE) are one of Australia’s leading pump, power and compressed air hire equipment specialists
Locally they work heavily with the mining industry.
The WBA welcome NPE on board as another new major sponsor of local Whyalla basketball.

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9 days till Whyalla's Annual Steelers junior carnival. Teams from around our state will converge on Whyalla for a weekend of high intensity basketball in nearly 130 games across multiple venues. More details and the schedule are due to be released soon. FREE entry come and support your friends.

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The WBA would like to welcome Johnston Withers Lawyers to our stadium as a crt 1 sponsor. Their sign will be going up in the near future.
And a reminder to all our members to support those businesses that support basketball.

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Late last year the WBA stadium phone was cut off!! It has now been reconnected. The same ph number applies 8649 1295
During playing times please contact the stadium to notify of any forfeits.
NOTE: To avoid a forfeit fine notification should be made via your club to stadium Competition organiser Pat Kemp (86440554), by lunch time on the day of the scheduled game.

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Welcome to our new crt 1 major floor sponsor GFG Alliance.

This sign just went down today and is being sealed over as I speak. Crt 1 key ways and Crts 2 & 3 centre circles are also being resealed again.
This means unfortunately Stadium will not be available for any training until at least Wednesday.

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Due to safety concerns caused by Summer renovations the stadium will be closed to any casual training not approved by the WBA for the next few weeks.

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To the whyalla basketball community

As some of you will now be aware, WBA Treasurer Lenny Payne has been diagnosed with cancer of the bowel, this has metastasised and spread to his liver and lungs.
Unfortunately it is inoperable.

Lenny has just commenced chemotherapy treatment in Adelaide and therefore it would be fantastic if we could support the Payne family of wife Maxie and children Zandri, Carla and Marlee in a small way by donating financially through the link below to help cover expenses. Every donation can assist, no matter the amount.

Lenny is a strong, proud family man. In community groups that Lenny is involved with he is always the first to put his hand up to help.
It’s our turn to help Lenny and the Payne family.

PS. Please share the link

While cleaning out the shed recently I found some old basketball folders. My first official role with the WBA back in 1994, which at the time was under the helm of Gunter Scheide, was as publicity officer. One of my jobs was was to promote the sport thru a weekly basketball column in the Whyalla News. Early on a competition was run to name the column. Megan Shuster (Corbett) came up with the punch line of Courtside by "Hoops" Hoffmann, this is how I got my nickname (It clearly wasn't because of my playing ability). Any old timers out there may remember some names in this particular which also featured Life member Bruce Dunn. Interestingly or maybe ironically the first column had an article about the roof leaking.
The column ran successfully for approx 7 years.
Times have changed and 2 decades on social media is now the communication tool of choice.

Its Xmas time and we are getting alot of requests for moving games due to Presentation nights Xmas shows school camps, Family nights, Kids on Holidays.

Moving games under such circumstances is a political night mare for the WBA as it always seems to adversely effect someone else creating arguments. Our Current stance on this if you want to move a game, YOU need to contact your opposition, confirm they are happy to change, and negotiate with them a time that's suits and fits into a window in our schedule.

If they are happy we can move the game.

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Teams / Clubs are reminded that to notify of a forfeit to avoid a fine. Notification must be done via phone call or text message to WBA competition Organiser Pat Kemp prior to 1pm on the day of the game to give us a fair and reasonable chance to notify the opposition and the referees's. prior to the start of the night of play.
Pat's Mobile is 0415 976 821 or Home 8644 0554.
NOTE: Clubs are also complaining that they aren't being notified of forfeits ideally go thru your club to do this notification or at least cc them in to your text message if you choose to notify a forfeit directly.

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U16B Regrading:
Effective this week, Titans have been moved up to U16BA Bevan 2 Have been dropped to U16BB. Clubs have been notified schedule has been changed. All Teams will retain there current points and percentages.

U16G Regrading:
Bevan U16G team are way out of their depth and have been struggling. As of next week they have been regraded back to U14GB. This creates a bye in U16's allowing us to move the 1 x 9:35 game forward to an earlier time slot for the rest of the season. An extra game is created on Thursday which has effected MD games and some makeup games. All Wed and Thursday grades are asked to re check the Schedule.

U12B Regrading:
Lots of discussion and ideas from clubs on this. But ultimately at the moment it looks like we have clear 3 x Div A and 5 x Div B scenario. Which means we can't make a fair split. So unfortunately it was decided to play out full rnd and re assess at week 7, asking clubs to be mindful and respectful to thier opposition.

U10B Regrading:
This grade will Split into divisions for rnd 5 (this weekend).
Div A: W1, D2, R1, B1 and Titans. 
Schedule has been updated.

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