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:


Due to staff being away tonight, Mel will be running solo in the canteen. To help her we will be offering a limited menu, hot chips and basic hotdogs. Lollies and drinks will be available. Thanks for your understanding.

Late registering players are reminded that you can't just sign up and play!
Under new bylaws all late registrations must be vetted by the other clubs before taking the crt to stop stacking of teams after team nominations. Also you can not be added to a game tablet until a club ...administrator(not the WBA) have added you to a team in Basketball Connect.

Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mums who play, coach, referee, support, be the taxi and biggest cheer squad. Being a Mum is one of the most if not the most important titles to have with everything that is attached to it.
On behalf of the Whyalla Basketball Association enjoy your day,... we appreciate each and everyone of you.

In winter we have a number of challengers to our schedule. For example Sapsasa, School camps, Murray Venture, football randomly on Thursday nights affecting some teams but not others. We can work with teams affected IF clubs and teams work with us, namely alert as early as possible.
The WBA ...has Bylaws around rescheduling games:

Thank you for your patience in the 1st week of returning to the Teampay Match day payment model. There were a number of minor issues and will continue to be as people learn the new system! We did an audit over the weekend and were able to fix / claim most of the issue payments we did have.
One... common issue was over payment, players paying twice for the same game. That can be refunded to you on the night if you wish via consultation with the Court supervisor OR we can negotiate to carry over that payment and play free in the next rnd if that is easier for you.
Another issue was people paid but then never turned up to play. This can often be avoided by not paying too early for your match.

It’s been bought to my attention that we have almost missed a very special birthday for a very special lady. Happy 70th birthday to our very own Jo Murphy. True to form she worked in the canteen tonight. If you haven’t wished her a very happy birthday please catch up with her, Happy Birthday ...from all Whyalla Basketball Association members.


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.