2018 NCBA-administered WBC Tier 2 team trial


(NC, Metro, MidCant, SouthCant)


2018 NCBA-administered WBC Tier 2 team trial

Friday 16 February 2018

7.30pm - 9pm, Friday 16 February 2018

Ohoka Gym, Jacksons Road, Ohoka


To register for trial, please complete this short form with your contact details:



Background information:

BBNZ have revamped the WBC into 3 Tiers of competition to better serve the needs of the female basketball community.  2018 will therefore see the introduction of this new WBC (Women’s Basketball Championship) multi-tier system and the second year of the combined format of two tournaments and home/away games.


The Canterbury Region has the depth of basketball talent to enter 2 teams into the new competition. The CBA and NCBA have decided to take a collaborative approach and enter 1 team in Tier 1 (The Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats), and 1 team in Tier 2 (Name tbc, and under the governance of NCBA).


Outlined below is the structure and teams for the 2018 WBC Tiers:


Tier One - 8 teams:

Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats, Auckland Dream, Harbour Breeze, Otago Gold Rush, Taranaki Thunder, Tauranga City Coasters, Waikato Country Cannons, Waikato Wizards

Tier Two - 5 teams:

Capital Swish, Nelson Sparks, North Canterbury, Northland, Rotorua Lady Vols

Tier Three - 3 teams:

Manawatu, Otago, Southland


The tier two and three competitions provide a stepping stone and a gauge for teams to assess their ability, sustainability and at the same time show the basketball community that there is a pathway for women.


Below is the 2018 WBC dates:

·       WBC Tiers One and Two (Tournament 1)

Date/Venue:  May 4-6 | Tauranga | Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre

·       WBC Tier One only (Home & Away games)

May 7 to June 24

·       WBC Tiers One, Two and Three (Playoffs Tournament)

July 5-7 | Dunedin | The Edgar Centre


To be considered for the team, NC require you to attend several camps (rather than weekly trainings).  You will also be expected to be available for the Tauranga tournament (May 4 – 6) and Dunedin tournament (July 5 -7).  More information will be provided at the trial. Please contact admin@ncba.org.nz if you have any questions.


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