The 1st 5 weeks of the winter schedule have been tentatively released. Week 1 is pictured below (subject to change).
We have 138 teams, the highest winter registration numbers for many years, which is great for basketball, but that made scheduling difficult. The consequence of this is some grades split of different nights, and senior grades have late games, which are both undesirable. Please don't look to far past the first few weeks as I haven't got around to manually balancing these late games across the grades.
If you notice any mistakes please let us know ASAP.

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John Spooner


Our latest 3 part Video installment 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. 

John is a great speaker and pesonality with a deep life long passion for Basketball and Whyalla. Lots of legendary stories and names from the past are dropped in this interview. Plus alot you may not know about Johns journey.

Thank you John for your support for whyalla over many decades and thank you again Trevor for doing another great job in helping to capture and catalogue Whyalla's history.

 Click the links below:

Chapter 1


 Chapter 2


 Chapter 3




The WBA would like to officially recognise Mint Cafe / Head Catering as naming right sponsor for crt 3. The signage has been down since Xmas and looks great. I have been pestering owner Nathan Head to take a promotional photo for a while now on the weekend he again bailed sending some satndin's instead>
The head family have been involved in basketball for 30 years. I coached Nathan and his brother throughout their junior career and am proud of him and what he has gone on and achieved . Nathan's children have followed in his footsteps and it is inspiring to now see Nathan coaching at a junior level.
The WBA is honoured that Nathan has chosen to support local basketball please support him - "Mint Cafe / Head Catering".
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Attached are all the MVP's for Summer 20/21.

WB and WC grade are not correct they were manually calculated consdereing the split at week 9.

MA Mvp for Summer 20-21

All other grades MVP's


Products Archives - Beatties

What a weekend of basketball:
Our summer Super Saturday was again a great successful.
There were exciting super close games all day, many upsets and some controversy. A massive thank you to all our local referee's that stepped up to the plate on short notice after our Adelaide refs failed to show up. I thought everyone did a great job.
Grand final day is a long and stressful day for all administrators, canteen staff, referees , gate keepers and games managers. Thank you to everyone that makes this day run so smoothly.
Special note:
Certificate of appreciation recipients
Karen Sleep - Tribunal Commissioner
Fiona Spry - Canteen Support/management
Phil Sweeney - Stadium Maintenance Manager
Brian Quinn - Electrical Maintenance
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The WBA has done its best to schedule so that there are no clashes in the finals. However as the minor rnd is completed and we reach the pointy end of the season and normal days and times of play change we will no doubt be forced to make some minor changes. When this does occur we promise to notify all parties ASAP. Some potential issues have already been raised but may not come into to play depending how finals games go over the next few weeks.
NOTE: Bylaw The WBA is not obligated to change Final schedules to suit clubs that choose to use players in more than 1 grade.
Having said that we do try to accommodate all players. Accommodating all coaches is much harder and not always possible.
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This week Pat Kemp and I spent time searching for a number of missing game results. They have been found and entered into the system, thus the premiership tables are now all correct to our knowledge.
For most teams there are 2 minor rnds left in the current summer season. However for 7 and 8 team comps your season finishes at week 14. Thus your final series will be stretched over 2 weeks as a traditional 1v2 and 3v4 semi then a prelim before the GF on the 13th of march.
We try to keep all finals to your normal night of play but that is not always possible.
Good Luck to all those teams fighting for a finals berth!
UPDATE WeI had to do some minor finals shuffling to fix some errors.
I also pushed all Tues the 9th's games back 30 mins to start on the half hour, as per the minor round scheduling, as requested by numerous shift workers.
I have moved some late games forward to fill a couple vacant slots.
Please recheck the Finals schedule for your grade and alert your team mates if you are affected.
NOTE: SF1 is 1 V 4 and SF2 is 2 v 3
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Our lost property pile is growing out of control! We will be doing a cull on the weekend, clothing to a goodwill bin and drink bottles to the bin. If you think you have lost any clothing items at the stadium best you check this week.

Three exciting new slushie flavours in the canteen, Strawberry, Blue Raspberry and Grape. Come and in a grab one and tell us what you think.

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As per SA Country guidelines if you are reported and subsequently suspended you may not enter any BA sanctioned venues for any basketball related reason, eg playing, training, coaching, spectating for the term of that ban. This ban is recognized Australia wide. For example this weekend for the Whyalla Junior carnival at the Rec centre as a BA sanctioned event is being held a suspended member may not attend any games there. They can however go for a swim at the pool as that is not basketball related.
This Clarification is significant as it different to the WBA's interpretation of this process in the past!!
The WBA have a local bylaw that states any player that receives 2 Technical fouls in a game automatically gets a one 1 match ban, our bylaws class this ban as a suspension thus the above guidelines are enforceable. This particular bylaw has been reviewed recently. All WBA Bylaws are freely available on the WBA website under admin.
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At the last WBA management meeting it was reported that Referee's are becoming frustrated with stray balls running on to crts while games are in are play. This is extremely dangerous for our players. Only coaches atre permitted to be bring basketballs in to the stadium on game night.
On that same note, Basketballs are not permitted on the mezzanine floor for similar safety reasons, as per the signage that has been their for 30 years!
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These are the new restrictions that will be in place for the remainder of this year from Tuesday the 1st of December, they will be reviewed in-line with any changes to the Covid Management, Major Emergency Declaration.
- A dedicated Covid Marshall will be in the stadium from the commencement of our game night to its conclusion. They will be identifiable as they will be wearing an orange safety vest. Please comply with their requests around Covid safety.
- Starting from Tuesday December 1 each CLUB will need to have a COVID Marshall present at their trainings. There will be penalties in place if this does not occur.
- Only games balls in the stadium, shooting on court at breaks in games will NOT be permitted. This will be strictly enforced.
- Lastly it is anticipated that the WBA will have a QR code that every person entering the stadium will be required to scan into their mobile phone. If you do not have a smart phone in order to do the QR sign in, we will have a hard copy sign in sheet, this will need to be completed in order to allow you entry into the stadium. If SAPOL attend it is incumbent on you to prove you have provided your details on entry, failure to do so may see you issued with an infringement notice. Both the QR and hard Copy sign in form will be situated at the entry point, a contactless hand sanitiser is also located there for your use.
Thank you for your cooperation, please keep an eye on this page for further updates.
WBA Management team

Below is an improved calendar of events in a year to a page perpetual format!!

Calendar of Events 2021

To see how the WBA calendar aligns with state and national trainings or other Bastketball carnivals or events. Click the below link

SA Country Calendar of Events


American, Alex Starling is coming to Whyalla to run a 2 day basketball clinic on the 14th and 15th of December at our stadium.
Alex is a basketball superstar in our state who's athleticism is off the scale. His story is an interesting one. Born and raised in Miami Florida, where he played Div 1 NCAA with Bethune Cookman University, he came to Australia in 2012 originally via an AFL scholarship program with the Sydney Swans, but his first love was and is basketball.
Alex ended up in SA’s Premier League (now NBL1) where he has dominated the competition, leading his teams to many Championships and winning several awards including the highest individual honor, the Woolacott Medal multiple times and been named in All Star teams every year.
He moved to the Rockets in 2017 where he became the junior Development Officer, spending his time visiting schools, coaching kids and generally improving skill levels across the NABC Junior program.
Alex has built up his own business (Sleed Basketball - ) which sees him look to make any basketballer better. He deals with all levels from beginners to elite.
Alex is a “pied piper” with kids, they just love him and many go to every clinic he runs. He builds relationships very easily and I am sure if you take the time to say hello you won’t regret it.
Alex’s contact details are on the flyer if you need to know any more information about this clinic.