Basketball Manawatu July Update



WHOLE OF BASKETBALL VISION - To be the sport of choice in the Manawatu

JULY 2018

With Term 2 School Holidays coming to a close we  wanted to take a minute to celebrate some big achievements with the wider Basketball Community as well as share what's coming up in Term 3!



Recognition of Funders
Basketball Manawatu would like to acknowledge and thank the following funders who are supporting the association via the delivery of local programs, competitions and representative teams in 2018.






Back Row (L-R) Lachlan Scott, Mikaera Marsh, Head Coach - Miles Pearce, Matthew O'Connell, Kade Muru, Captain - Oscar Oswald, Issac Faamausili, Assistant Coach - Kerry Waller
Front Row (L-R) Jacob Collis, Team Manager - Kat Wills, Cooper Boyce - Towler, Taine Evans and Jake McKinlay

U19 Men Tournament Team Members - Oscar Oswald and Jake McKinlay


U17 Women Tournament Team Member - Rochelle Fourie

U17 MEN - 8th PLACE 

 U15 Nationals, Auckland, 18 – 21 July 2018  
o   U15 Girls - Coach Mel Maniapoto, Assistant Coach Neihana Pari, Manager Ngaire Luke
U15 Girls Squad
o   U15 Boys, Black - Coach Terry Tanoa, Assistant Coach Neihana Pari, Manager Ngaire Luke
o   U15 Boys, Green -Coach Stacey Lambert, Assistant Coach Neihana Pari, Manager Ngaire Luke
U15 Boys Squads

U23 Nationals, Porirua, 8-11 August 2018
o   U23 Women - Coach Chris Vaughan
o   U23 Men - Coach Tia Frost
Final Trials at Fielding High School - REGISTER HERE
Men Friday 20/7, 5-7pm
Women Sunday 22/7, 4-6pm

U13 Regionals, Hutt Valley, 10 – 14 October 2018    
o   U13 Boys and Girls Trials -
CET Arena
Sunday 29 July, 12-2pm
(Free Entry for attending U13 Players to the Jets v Supercity Rangers Final 2018 NBL Game at 3pm)
Sunday 5 August, 2 -4pm 
Sunday 12 August, 2-4pm 





Aon New Zealand Under 19 Men (Junior Tall Blacks)
FIBA U18 Asia Championships, Bangkok, Thailand - 5 to 11 August 2018
Oscar Oswald 
Issac Faamausili
Matthew O'Connell 
Miles Pearce (Assistant Coaches)

Aon New Zealand Under 15 Men 
FIBA U15 Oceania Championships, Port Moresby - 2 to 8 December 2018
Darron Larsen (Assistant Coach)

Aon New Zealand Under 17 Men 
FIBA U17 World Cup, Rosario and Sante Fe, Argentina - 30 June to 8 July 2018
Jake McKinlay

FIBA BBNZ Coaching Clinic, 24 June 2018
Tall Ferns Coach Guy Malloy
NBA LA Clippers Pro Scout Dave Severns
& Under 15, 17 and 23 Representative Squad Members






Basketball Manawatu have  received funding through Sport Manawatu’s Kiwisport Fund and Basketball New Zealand for our Kiwi Hoops Player, Coach and Referee Initiative. We are now able to send our accredited Kiwi Hoops Coach and Referee trainers including some of the Manawatu Jets players into schools across the Manawatu, Tararua, Horowhenua and Whanganui regions.

The Kiwi Hoops modules developed by Basketball New Zealand are based on modified games and activities that provide fun and success for everyone. One of our main aims of the initiative is to encourage kids  who don’t usually participate in activities, to have an opportunity to do so. It also provides coaches, teachers, parents, volunteers and  administrators with a systematic and consistent approach to the development of players, coaches and referees.

Basketball Manawatu's practicum student, Brandon Moore has done a great job in term 2 rolling out the initial implementation of this program. Brandon who is in his final year at Massey University completing his Bachelor of Sport & Exercise, specialising in Coaching. Brandon is passionate about basketball, currently our U13 Boys Head Coach he is also Kiwi Hoops Qualified.

Whanganui Intermediate School Students with Kiwi Hoops Coaches / Jets Players 
Oscar Oswald, Daishon Knight and Brandon Lucas


It was great to team up with The Jets and Whanganui Basketball Association for the July School Holiday Camps and we loved hitting the road in week 2 for camps in Levin, Whanganui & Pahiatua.
Our amazing Kiwi Hoops Coaches loved working with all 200 kids who came along over the 2 weeks!

Week 1 Campers & Coaches





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