President's MessageUpdated Monday November 19, 2012 by Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association .
Welcome to the WMBA, Winnipeg’s largest basketball league. This website (www.wmba.ca) is the place to get all the information you need about the league, please visit this site often.
Here we grow again! I am pleased to be a part of the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association (WMBA) and proud of our league not only because of its growth in numbers, but also for the growth in the fundamentals of teamwork and sportsmanship that we are fostering among the youth of our city.
As President of the WMBA, I am greatly looking forward to working with the dynamic mix of directors that we currently have on our board. With an eye towards the future, we would also like to recognize our past and thank past Presidents Mike Ruta (league founder) and Dwight MacNeil for their hard work and dedication; without their guidance and determination over the last 9 years, we would not be where we are today.
So where are we? In the Fall 2011 season, we will have over 300 teams participating in our league. As the WMBA grows, we will continue to introduce new and exciting initiatives such as the Steve Nash Youth Basketball program and the "Rising Stars" program, aimed at accelerating the development of elite players. Our Foundation arm recently built and opened a first class outdoor facility at Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre. This is our fourth such opening, complimenting the facility already completed at the Garden City Community Centre, Whyte Ridge Community Centre, and Dakota Community Centre.
As a board, we will continue to do our utmost to provide the best experience possible for our children, coaches, conveners, referees and all other volunteers and participants. The WMBA is a league for our collective community.
I would also like to encourage you to get involved with your children and our league. The greatest reward to us as volunteers is to see the smiles on our kids faces as they grow and improve as not only athletes, but also as people.
Ted Fardoe, President
Winnipeg Minor Basketball