Register as a referee

“The WBA is always looking for people to join our referee fraternity either as a new starter, senior ref, a mentor, a ref coach or just to be involved.
Some facts:

  • WBA adhere to the national Green shirt program to protect our new referee’s.
  • Minimum age for new starters is 12 y.o.
  • Referee’s are supplied their uniforms (shirts for free).
  • Each new referee is provide their 1st whistle.
  • Being confident, loud and able to make quick decisions are handy attributes for any potential referee.
  • The WBA try to run referee training as often as possible for all levels.
  • Referees get rewarded (paid) based on a graded scaling system.
  • There is a national pathway program for any referee looking to take this profession all the way

To find out more please contact our Referee coordinator by emailing 

Here is the link tot he FIBA rule book:


The reason clubs have not opened their registration windows yet is because we are waiting for basketballs governing bodies to ratify their annual fees. This is due to happen this weekend at SA Country Basketballs AGM. Soon after this online registrations will be permitted.
As always payment ...will be required at the time of registration.

AUSSIE HOOPERS!! Obviously with the closure of the stadium due to the Whyalla Show there will be no Aussie Hoops this Friday.
An Email has been sent out to all families to let them know.
Keep practising your skills and we will see you on the 26th!

The Whyalla Show Society takeover the stadium Sat morning on the 13th Aug and hand it back to us on Mon the 22nd.
The venue will be locked and unavailable to all other users in this period.

The long awaited WBA Summer season start date has been set for Oct 17th. All clubs have again agreed to synchronize their registration windows to Aug 27th -Sept 8th. We have found this is the cleanest way to manage player/team transfers.
Unlike the rest of the country the WBA have decided freeze their fees for our members. However SAC and our other governing bodies have warned us to expect an increase again this season.

**REMINDER** Aussie Hoops today 4.30pm at the stadium, bring your ball and drink bottle.

Also, it's not too late to register if you still want your son or daughter to participate as long as they have already turned 5yrs.

Thankyou, see you there

Picko 🏀


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.