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@kalamundabasketball.com.au or you can reach Travis Linaker (0419 741 844) or 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.

Upcoming 2020 WABL State Championships Trials

Kalamunda Eastern Suns State Championship / State Titles team trials training will begin on Sunday 25th October 2020 for all ages except U19’s.
– $60 per player registration fee for the trials,
– $60 per player selected to cover tournament fees.
Registrations are now closed as of 5pm on Friday 23/10 as advertised
For any queries, please contact WABL@kalamundabasketball.com.au or you can reach Travis Linaker (0419 741 844) or Nicole Moyle (0419 310 327) directly.

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

SUNS State Championships/Titles Squad Announcement
  • Tournament Payment to be made by Monday 23 November
SUNS State Championships/Titles Team Finalisation
  • Final team allocation for all age groups including U19 will be made no later than one week prior to tournament date

BWA WABL State Championship and State Titles

November 28 and 29: BWA State Champs @ Bendat Basketball Stadium

  • Under 13: Boys Division 2 and 3
  • Under 15: Boys Division 2 and 3

 December 4, 5 and 6: BWA State Champs (Girls weekend) @ Bendat Basketball Stadium

  • Under 11: Girls Division 2 and 3
  • Under 13: Girls Division 2 and 3
  • Under 15: Girls Division 2 and 3
  • Under 17: Girls Division 2 and 3
  • Under 19: Girls Division 2 and 3

 

December 11, 12 and 13: BWA State Champs @ Bendat Basketball Stadium

  • Under 11: Boys Division 2 and 3
  • Under 17: Boys Division 2 and 3
  • Under 19: Boys Division 2 and 3

 

December 18, 19 and 20 : BWA State Titles @ Bendat Basketball Stadium

  • Under 11: Boys and Girls Champs
  • Under 13: Boys and Girls Champs
  • Under 15: Boys and Girls Champs
  • Under 17: Boys and Girls Champs
  • Under 19: Boys and Girls Champs

 

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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