Eastern Suns WABL

The Eastern Suns WABL family is always looking for new members who want to take their game to the next level!

For any general WABL queries please contact WABL@sunsbasketball.com.au or you can reach Nicole Moyle (0419 310 327) directly.

The official WABL website where you can find fixtures, results and all up to date information is wabl.asn.au

WABL Clearance forms for players joining the Suns Family from another club can be found here.

The trials for our 2021 program will begin Sunday 10 January 2021 for our Under 12 and Under 14 teams, with the remaining age groups to start shortly after that. The full trials schedule for each age group will be posted soon, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram accounts for up to date details.

TRIAL REGISTRATION AND FEES
Online Registration Link: kdba.life/WABLTrials2021
Player Registration Fee: $30 per player (paid through above registration link)
Training Session Fee: $5 per player per session (payable on the day. Prepaid cards available)

* Players will need to make sure they have a current BWA player licence when playing for Suns. This licence can be purchased during the online registration process if needed.

Players wishing to tryout will need to make sure they have registered prior to the trials starting.

We would also like to let our players know that we have made some changes to our team training nights for 2021. From next year our midweek team training sessions will be held on Thursday nights at Ray Owen. This allows the club to train together and helps strengthen our Suns community. We’re excited to see the stadium filled with our Suns players every Thursday night helping each other develop and grow together.

If you’d like more information or have an enquiry, please feel free to email us at wabl@sunsbasketball.com.au or contact Nicole Moyle on 0419 310 327.

WABL TRIAL TRAINING TIMES

Commencing Sunday January 10:

U12 boys (Team 1 & 2): 8am-10am Sundays, 4:30-6pm Thursdays
U12 girls: 4-6pm Sundays, Thursdays 5-7 at Hartfield Park
U14 boys: 12pm-2pm Sunday, 4:30-6pm Thursdays
U14 girls: 4-6pm Sundays, 4:30-6pm Thursdays

Commencing Sunday January 17:

U16 girls (Team 1): 2-4pm Sundays, 6-7:30pm Thursdays
U16 girls (Team 2): 2-4pm Sundays, 4:30-6pm Thursdays
U18 girls: 4-6pm Sundays, 7:30-9:30pm Thursdays
U16 boys: 12-2pm Sunday’s , Thursday’s 6-730pm
U18 boys: 2-4pm Sunday’s, 6-730 Thursday’s

Any age groups not currently listed to be released in due course.

EASTERN SUNS WABL – FULL SCHEDULE OF KEY DATES UP TO ROUND 1 OF 2021

BWA WABL Grading 2021

  • SAT 20 FEB – Grading Week 1: U12 Boys @ Joondalup and U14 Girls @ Ray Owen Kalamunda
  • SUN 21 FEB – Grading Week 1 U12 Girls @ Joondalup and U14 Boys @ Ray Owen Kalamunda
  • SAT 27 FEB – Grading Week 2 U12 Girls @ Mandurah and U14 Boys @ HBF Arena Joondalup
  • SUN 28 FEB – Grading Week 2 U12 Boys @ Mandurah and U14 Girls @ HBF Arena Joondalup
  • SAT 6 MAR – Grading Week 1 U16 Boys @ Bendat Basketball Centre
  • SUN 7 MAR – Grading Week 1 U16 Girls and U18 Boys @ Bendat Basketball Centre
  • SAT 13 MAR – Grading Week 2 U16 Girls and U18 Boys @ Bendat Basketball Centre
  • SUN 14 MAR – Grading Week 2 U16 Boys and U18 Girls @Bendat Basketball Centre

BWA WABL Round 1 2021

  • Sunday 19 April 2021

 

EASTERN SUNS WABL – THE BEGINNING

In 1991 after a period of non affiliation with Basketball WA, it was decided to enter Kalamunda (KDBA) teams as the Kalamunda Hornets in the W.A Junior State League competition. Players previously had to play for Swan Mustangs (SDBA) at the Juniour State League Level in earlier years.

For a number of years Kalamunda and Swans both entered about 9 – 12 of the 14 available divisions and were not hugely successful. Basketball WA sought to fill all divisions and encouraged the amalgamation of Swans and Kalamunda to fill all of the divisions. Mundaring (HRBA) saw this as an opportunity for their players to access this level of competition. Players were polled and success was their focus so the Association of Eastern Region Basketball Association Inc, playing as EASTERN SUNS was formed in 2001.

Inaugural President was Bob Little (HRBA President & Life Member SDBA) and each Association had two representatives. KDBA had one from the Parents and one from the Committee.

Colours were white, ochre, green & gold to represent the Eastern Region. Training was held at Kalamunda for Junior’s and Swans for U/18 and over.  50% of the games were played at Kalamunda Stadium and 50% were played at Swan Park. In the first year 4 teams made finals. Each Association had contributed $5000.00 in cash or in kind (Training Time), to establish Eastern Suns.

HRBA Eastern Suns won the Under 23 Division in 2003. Terry Rolfe was Chairman in 2003 & 2004 and Rob Gordon was Chairman in 2004 & 2005.

ERBA was represented by two persons from each association and initially there was input from all Associations.

However this deteriorated when Swans (SDBA) was in financial difficulty with increasing debt to BWA.

KDBA was in a position to seek a license from the SBL but was unwilling to assume the SDBA debt as part of their license. (In excess of $40,000) Swan City Mustangs SBL and Association ceased to operate.

In 2005 Basketball WA indicated that they would not be happy with the Eastern Suns (ERBA) having SDBA as part of the structure at either WABL or SBL level. They were only prepared to support an affiliated Association as the governing body of the WABL program. In 2005, 10 teams went to WABL finals from ERBA Eastern Suns.

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