The St Mary’s Basketball Club was started in 1981, as two girls’ teams, by Mrs Jean Phillips. They chose the colour sky blue for their teams.  When the boys’ teams were started it was felt the dark blue would be a better look for the boys. The Club has since expanded to over 50 teams of boys and girls participating in the Northern Junior Basketball League.

In 1988 the Shark was chosen as the club logo. Until this time, the uniform was plain blue with light numbers for the boys and light blue with dark numbers for the girls