The Southern Yorke Peninsula Basketball Association was formed in 1959 comprising of four clubs with each town having two mens teams in the competition. The founding clubs were Curramulka, Minlaton, Yorketown and Warooka with the games played at Curramulka and Yorketown. Affiliation was 1 pound per club which is Approximatly $2.00 with each player to pay 1 shilling approximately 10c each night to cover the cost of the lights.


In 1960 Port Vincent joined the competition along with the founding four clubs to create a five team competition in both the 'A' grade and 'B' grade, A late application by Stansbury created a six team 'A' grade competition. With eleven teams now in the competition games were spread through four venues being Warooka, Yorketown, Curramulka and Port Vincent.


A womens competition started in 1964 with Minlaton,Curramulka, Yorketown and Edithburgh being the first clubs to submit teams, the Association now had 6 clubs competing in two mens divisions and 4 clubs in the womens comp. Games were played at Minlaton, Curramulka, Port Vincent and Edithburgh.


1984 was the first year of a junior competition.




Four additional courts were built in 1971 to go alongside the existing two which belonged to the Minlaton Basketball/Netball Club, with six courts now at one location this was the begining of a centralised competition which continues now Friday nights throughout the summer season.


In 1983 the SYPBA leased the two courts from Minlaton Basketbal/Netball Club and the erection of the stadium took place. This is still played in today, the building of the stadium was achievable through both private and bank loans, donations, government grants, club support and cash in hand. Upon completion

the Minlaton Basketball/Netball Club continued the ownership of the canteen and access to the stadium for training.


Since moving into the stadium in Minlaton the SYPBA association has continued to upgrade the facility.


This Includes:

* 1990 Board floors on court 1

* 1994 Board floors on court 2

* 1994 Addition of another playing court (court 5)

* 1994 New Lighting towers on courts 3, 4 and 5

* 1994 New backboards on courts 3, 4, 6 and 7

* 2007 New glass backboards and electric winches on courts 1 and 2

* 2009 A new amenities block was built on the North side of the stadium which included an office space and disabled facilities

* 2009 Upgraded PA system

* 2014 Lighting upgade on courts 6 and 7


All these upgrades have been done through the support of local businesses and sporting clubs, SYP Netball Association, Government and Council grants and the pledge of the SPYBA Executive to provide one of the best country basketball facilities in South Australia.