1960-1999 Sturt history
|1960||Eleven players from the SA United Church Basketball Association entered a "United Church" team in top level basketball at Forestville Stadium. John and Malcolm Heard were selected as Olympians for Rome.|
|1964||John Heard selected as Olympic Captain in Tokyo|
|1966||The club enters a Division 1 Womens team for the first time|
|1968||Albert Leslie selected in the Mexico Olympic team.|
|1970||Division 1 Men win the 1970/71 summer season premiership.|
|1972||Club changes its name to the Sturt Basketball Club.|
|1973||Under 14 Boys win Australian Club Championships.|
|1974||Division 1 Women win the winter season premiership.|
|1975||Sturt Stadium opens at Colonel Light Gardens.|
|1980||Phil Smyth selected for the Moscow Olympics.|
|1981||Division 1 Women win the winter season premiership.|
|1984||Phil Smyth selected for Los Angeles Olympics.|
|1985||Division 1 Mens team wins the club's first winter premiership.|
|1986||Division 1 Men win back to back winter premierships.|
|1988||Phil Smyth selected for Seoul Olympics.|
|1990||Division 1 Men win the summer season premiership.
Under 18 Boys win the National Junior Classic.
|1992||Phil Smyth selected for Barcelona Olympics.|
|1993||Under 12 Boys and Girls win the National Junior Classic.
Under 14 Girls win Australian Club Championship.
|1995||Under 18 Boys win National Junior Classic.|
|1996||Brett Maher selected for Atlanta Olympics.|
|1997||Under 16 Boys win National Junior Classic.|
|1998||Division 1 Men win summer season premiership.
Sturt Stadium burns down
Sturt Stadium Destroyed By Fire 11/12/98On the morning of Friday December 11th, a fire ripped through the Sturt Basketball Stadium at Mortlock Park, Sturt Avenue at Colonel Light Gardens. When fire units reached the scene at around 2 am, the stadium was ablaze and fire fighters could only make sure the fire did not spread to surrounding buildings The loss has been devastating for many club members and supporters, many of whom have grown up in the stadium. Adelaide 36ers coach and four-time Olympian Phil Smyth told The Advertiser, "This is simply tragic. There are a huge amount of memories I have playing basketball at the stadium".
Club president and long time Sturt player, coach and administrator Rod Bauerwas positive, looking to the immediate and long-term future of the club. "While the fire has been a tragedy and the club is in a state of shock, the basketball public have shown strong support for us. Sturt will continue to prosper as one of South Australia?s premier clubs despite this temporary setback".
Sturt Moves To Forestville Stadium
Sturt Basketball Club president, Rod Bauer has just announced that the club will move its operations to the Forestville Basketball Stadium for the remainder of the 1998/99 basketball year. The move was approved at a meeting of the Unley City Council last night. This will allow the Sturt club to continue its operations, while a new permanent home stadium is established.
|1999||Sturt wins the Junior State Championship for the sixth time in the last 10 years
New site, and plans are drawn up for new Sturt Stadium