03 Jul 2019

Wednesday 03 July 2019

Basketball is the fastest growing school sport in New Zealand and is always a popular Winter option for our students.


Our Basketballers have had a steady season so far. Playing in the Open A division in the Central East competition, our Premier Boys have been playing well to currently sit in second spot with a record of Played 8, Won 7, Lost 1. Robbie Coman (Year 12 St John’s) has been a standout for the side and has been rewarded for his ongoing excellent play with selection in the New Zealand U17 Basketball Squad.

In the U17 division the A team are currently sitting at the top of the table with a record of Played 8, Won 6, Lost 2. The boys have been playing some great Basketball with Rory Van Riele (Year 11 Parnell), Callum Jeffries (Year 11 Selwyn) and Freddie Bell (Year 11 Selwyn) leading the charge.

In the U15s Competition King’s fields three teams. This year the teams contain a number of younger boys and boys who are new to the game. Despite this relative lack of experience the teams have been playing well. With a large number of Year 9s across all three teams it bodes well for the strength and depth of basketball over the next few years.

The Girls' team has done really well this year. After initially struggling to get players each week the girls have really gelled as a group and have shown a dramatic improvement in their skills and game understanding. With a number of girls new to the sport it is a credit to the team that they currently have a record of played 6, won 3, lost 3 to sit middle of the table.

Mr Jim Potts, Head of Sport