8 Teams get into their minivans this Thursday and head off for the trip of a lifetime. The Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament being held in Tauranga over the long weekend has attracted over 100 teams from New Zealand and Australia across all age groups...more
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for the U13 Boys team(s) to travel to the Basketball Pacific Easter tournament in Tauranga. We wish them all the best and encourage them to continue to work hard to achieve their goals.more
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for the U17 Mens team to travel to the Basketball Pacific Easter tournament in Tauranga. We wish the all the best and encourage them to continue to work hard to achieve their goals.more
NPBA are committed to sending its age group teams to the Basketball Pacific Tournament in Tauranga over Easter. We have successful placed Coaches into the U12, U13, U15, U17 Boys and Girls teams and their programs are getting underway....more
Two Taranaki schoolboys are in the mix for this year's Junior Tall Blacks basketball team.
New Plymouth Boys' High School students Dane Brooks and Beauden Giddy spent the last week of their school holidays in Auckland at the Breakers' Academy, trialling with 15 other talented teens for a spot in the 2014 New Zealand under-19 team.more
New Plymouth Basketball Association is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the BBNZ Zone 3 Secondary School Premierships this year. The tournament is scheduled for September 3 to 6 and will be held at the TSB Stadium supported by the New Plymouth Boys High and Francis Douglas Memorial College gyms.more
NPBA are excited to announce they have joined Basketball Pacific New Zealand with a view to grow and develop the game of basketball in the region. Basketball Pacific formed some 20 years ago as an inter-regional initiative with four northern basketball associations – North Harbour, Counties-Manukau, Hamilton and Whangarei. It has since extended to include Waitakere City, Thames-Valley, Rotorua andmore
There's a little more bounce in Daryn Shaw's step these days.
Not because the year is winding down for the deputy head at New Plymouth's Spotswood College, rather because he's landed the top job for the Taranaki Mountain Airs in the 2014 National Basketball League.....more
Well done to all the teams who made the NPBA finals played on Saturday 10 August at the TSB Stadium. You all presented yourselves really well and the competition was tough. All the games were exciting to watch and with one or two real nail biters.more
One Boys team and two Girls teams travelled to Palmerston North today to compete in a Zone 3 U15 participation tournament. Teams from Hawkes Bay, Levin, Wanganui, TCB, New Plymouth and Palmerston North competed in the one day event....more
Todd Energy 99ers Green remain undefeated after six rounds in the Mens Premier grade of the NPBA Senior basketball league. They are a clear three points ahead of their nearest rivals the Pak'n'Save Warriors who have three wins from five games to date.
Todd Energy 99ers Pink lead the Womens Premier grade after six wins from six games....more
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to New Zealand in May for the first time in over 12 years. Playing here in the TSB Stadium on Tuesday 28th May, they are bringing their world famous tradition of ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind sports entertainment – this is basketball like you’ve never seen it before!more
The goal may be the same but the game has changed. The AOBP (All of Basketball Plan) was implemented in 2012 under the direction of Sports New Zealand with a view to securing more resources for the sport of basketball in New Zealand. We now know what happened in that regard. 2013 saw Sports New Zealand announce that funding for the Tall Blacks and Ferns would be zero…zip!!more
With the changes proposed in the BBNZ All of Basketball Plan (AoBP), there is now a new structure for teams attending BBNZ national age group tournaments. Click 'more' for further information .....more
Results of the Junior Year 5 & 6, Year 7 and Year 8 leagues plus awards for Junior Referees.
Congratulations to all the players involved and special recognition to the winning teams. Thanks to all the parents, coaches, referees and supporters for making this league such an exciting one to play in.more