In 1988 Scott Edgcumbe asked his parents if he could play basketball. All the clubs in the area had waiting lists, and therefore his parents decided they would form their own team. Scott found seven friends from school that were also interested, and the WASPS Basketball Club was underway. A friend of Elizabeth and Peter Edgecumbe, Jeff Cox, was a keen basketballer and coached the boys.
10th May 1988 the very first game was played at Knox Stadium on court 1. (there were only 3 courts then) They went scoreless for the first two games, but managed to put their first points on the board in their third game. With them finally getting access to training facility several weeks into the season, the team progressed along nicely and the boys enjoyed a moderately successful season.
The popularity of the team quickly grew and further teams were formed. These were all boys’ teams, but in the summer of 1990 the first girls’ team was entered.
Did you know that the WASPS name came from: Wantirna South Primary School (WASPS)
In 1988 WASPS had one team, who would have imagined that today that we have close to 70 teams, and nearly 500 kids playing for WASPS. We are proud that we cater for all kids, whether you play A or E grade, we place our players in a team that best suit their skills. All teams make our club what it is. We are one of the largest clubs in the Knox Basketball Association and one of the largest domestic clubs in Victoria.