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

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.

2021 BWA State Championships

Eastern Suns State Championship / State Titles trials will begin on Sunday 17th October, training times to follow soon.

Trials are open to all current WABL players, and domestic level players looking to try out at the next level.

Cost are:
– $60 per player registration fee for the trials,
– $60 per player for those selected to cover tournament fees.

To register, head bit.ly/suns-sc-21

Dates:

19/20/21 November 2021 – Under 13 and Under 15 Boys (Division 2 and 3)

26/27/28 November 2021 – Girls Weekend – Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, Under 19 (Division 2 and 3)

3/4/5 December 2021 – Under 11, Under 17, Under 19 Boys (Division 2 and 3)

10/11/12 December 2021 – State Titles – All Championship Divisions across all age groups

☀️🏀 WABL Super Camp ☀️🏀

Our NBL1 Players, led by import Joe Cook-Green will be hosting a WABL super camp during the second week of the holidays for 2011+ born girls & boys. U16/18’s will be Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 October & U12/14’s will be Thursday 7 – Friday 8 October, all sessions 1pm-4:30pm.

This camp is aimed at domestic players preparing for State Champs/WABL & WABL players ready to take their game to the next level ahead of State Champs trials. Come get some early exposure and fine tune your skills.

The two days will include various progression of offensive skills & ball handling leading into second day scrimmages to put your skills to the test.

There are limited spaces available so make sure you get in early and secure your spot! 🎟 $100 per camper

Head to bit.ly/suns-super-camp to register now!

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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