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New Plymouth Mens 2nd Division Team

Mens 2nd Division Team

NPBA are keen to enter a team into a second div league scheduled to start in July running through to September....more

Stonewood Homes Easter Tournament Teams

NPBA congratulate the following players who have been selected to represent New Plymouth at the Basketball Pacific tournament to be held in Tauranga over Easter.

Special thanks goes to our sponsors Stonewood Homes. They build the home you deserve....more

New Plymouth Teams Ready to Play Ball

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

Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament

Tauranga is gearing up for an influx of basketballers next week as the city prepares to play host for the first time to the annual Pacific Rim Championships.

Tauranga City Basketball General Manager, Mark Rogers said he was looking forward to an exciting long weekend of great basketball games, with over 100 teams registered to play....more

Easter Tournament Draw

Latest draw attached. Proudly supported by Stonewood Homes. They build the home you deserve...more

Rep Training Times Sunday Apr 13

Training this weekend on Sunday April 13 is as follows:more

U13 Boys Practice Schedule

U13 Boys Practice Schedulemore

U13 Boys Rep Team

U13 Boys Rep Team

Congratulations to the following athletes who have made it to the final team roster to travel to Tauranga at Easter.more

NPGHS Hawks National Secondary School 3 x 3 Champions

NPGHS Hawks National Secondary School 3 x 3 Champions

Well done to the NPGHS team who took out the inaugural 3 x 3 National Secondary School Championship this week. The girls defeated St Peters Cambridge 9-6 in the final.....more

Age Group Reps Consent Form

All successful trialists for the NP Age Group teams who are travelling to Tauranga at Easter must fill in a parental consent form and bring it to your next training session......more

U15 Girls Team

NPBA are thrilled to announce the following successful trialists for the age group teams to travel to Tauranga and participate in the Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament:

U15 Girls

Coach: Linda Giddy....more

Senior League Entries now open

NPBA are calling for entries into the Mens and Women's Premier, Premier Reserve, A and B Grade competitions for 2014.more

U17 Girls Team

NPBA are thrilled to announce the following successful trialists for the age group teams to travel to Tauranga and participate in the Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament.....more

U15 Boys Teams

NPBA are thrilled to announce the following successful trialists for the age group teams to travel to Tauranga and participate in the Basketball Pacific Easter Tournament:

Coaches: tristan Emeny and Che Yandle

U15 Boys - 2 teams will travel made up from the following trialists....more

U21 Women's Team

NPBA are calling for expressions of interest from U21 Women players who would like to participate in the Basketball Pacific tournament in Tauranga over Easter.more

U13 Boys Teams

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

U17 Mens Team

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

Easter Tournament Newsletter

NPBA is getting ready to make an assault on the Basketball Pacific Easter Classic Tournament with potentially 12 teams to attend the 4-day event....more

Coaching Vacancies - Mens U19 and Women U21 Rep Team

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

Brooks and Giddy On Up and Up

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
Dane Brooks

NPBA to Host Secondary School Prems

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 Joins Basketball Pacific New Zealand

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

Shaw Named as Mountainairs Coach

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

NZ Maori Has Aaron Bailey-Nowell To Thank

Taranaki Mountain Airs forward Aaron Bailey-Nowell stepped up to help the New Zealand Maori men's basketball team when it was needed this week....more

Annual Report 2013

President's Summary of 2013 Highlightsmore

NPBA Annual General Meeting

NPBA's AGM is set for AGM:
Sunday 24th November – 6.30pm at Sport Taranaki...more

2013 Awards

Congratulations to the following recipients of NPBA awards for 2013.....more

Senior League Finals 2013 Results

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

Manuirirangi, Poletti secure their National spot

Congratulations to Kayla Manuirirangi and Connie Poletti who have secured a spot in the NZ U17 team to compete in the Australian U17 National Championship to be held in Melbourne in September....more

Senior League Ladders

Latest League Ladders attachedmore

Bayley Makes NZ U16's

The three secrets to success are:

1. Practice;
2. Practice; and...
3. Practice

There's no doubt Bayley Ransfield....more

Primary School League Draws

The draws for Years 0-4 Miniball, Years 5-6 and Years 7-8 are now available:more

BBNZ Level 1 Coaching Course

Coach Trent Adam is to conduct a Level 1 Coaching Course at NPBHS gym on Saturday and Sunday June 15th and 16th....more

NPBA Secondary School League Draws

2013 Secondary School league starts this Friday May 17th. League draws attached.more

U15s Travel to Palmerston North Tournament

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 lead the Mens and Womens Premier Grades

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

New Plymouth U13 and U15 Rep teams

Congratulations to the following players who have been confirmed for the 2013 U13 and U15 Age Group rep teams.....more

Boom time for Andrej Lemanis ... well, almost

Breakers head coach Andrej Lemanis gives the Taranaki under-15 boys teams some advice while in the region....more

Secondary School League Gym Marshalls

NPBA has a vacancy for its Friday night Secondary School league at Boys High School Gym...more

Rare Honour for Kiwi 'T

Talented Waitara basketballer Terai Sadler has earned an accomplishment that very few can lay claim to....more

New Senior League Draws

The Mens Premier Reserve and Womens Prem Reserve/A grade have revised draws....more

Breakers Coaches to run Clinic in New Plymouth

Coaches Andrej Lemanis and Dean Vickerman will be in New Plymouth on Tuesday April 23rd and will be running a coaching clinic which is free to attend....more

Special Ticket Prices to the Harlem Globetrotters

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

Brooks Makes NZ U18's

NPBA congratulates Dane Brooks who was confirmed in the New Zealand U18 Mens team....more

Senior Leagues Start Tuesday March 5th

NPBA Senior Leagues tip off Tuesday March the 5th with Mens and Womens Premier Reserve grades getting underway.more

Level 1 Coaching Course

NPBA in association with Coach Steve McKean and Coach Trent Adam are calling for expressions of interest in a BBNZ Level 1 coaching course to be held in New Plymouth in the near future.

If you:more

New Plymouth U13 Girls Named

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the New Plymouth U13 Girls teammore

Taranaki Reps vs New Plymouth Reps

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

Taranaki Age Group Rep Trials

Basketball Taranaki announces its second phase of trials scheduled for February 2013more

NPBA Age Group Trials

NPBA U13's and U15's boys and girls trials are to be held during the month of February.

Times and venues are:more

Urgently Wanted: New Plymouth U17 Age Group Coaches

At this stage of the year we don't have the coaching positions filled for the New Plymouth U17 Men's and Women's teams.

We need to fill these as soon as possible for their season to progress.

If you are interested please contact either:

Rep Co-ordinators Paul Crighton or Julie Gardner 027 444 2384

or:

Kevin Fenwick 021 240 1574more

NPBA 2013 Executive Committee

The 2013 Executive Committee was elected the NPBA AGM held at Sports Taranaki in November 2012.more

2012 Age Group Awards

Congratulations to the following group of players who were recognised at the 2012 NPBA Age Group Rep function held at Expresso Cafe on Sunday 11 November...more

BBNZ All of Basketball Plan (AoBP) and how it affects New Plymouth Representative Players

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

New Plymouth Basketball Association is Inviting Applicants for 2013 Representative Team Coaches.

Here is the perfect opportunity to further your coaching career. NPBA requires coaches for men's and women's teams for all BBNZ age groups:
Under 23, Under 19, Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13.more

NP U15 Girls take third place

The U15 girls held off a strong challenge from Rotorua to take out third place in the BBNZ U15 Nationals being held in Wellington during the week Oct 8th - 12th, 2012...more

Junior League Results for 2012

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

Senior Winter League Finals Day

The future of New Plymouth basketball is looking bright, with the two high school teams taking out the men's and women's premier competitions.more

Secondary School Results and Awards

Results of the 2012 Secondary School League together with Individual Awards for MVP, Best Defensive Players and Most Improved Players

Well done and thanks to all the teams, coaches, referees and administrators involved.more

Trojans finish sixth

The Taranaki Trojans women's basketball team had to settle for sixth at the national championships in Dunedin.more

Passionate About Basketball

He has taken on another challenge with the Taranaki Trojans women's team in the national league and the team has surprised a few.more

Age Group Success at the Nationals - Hornby Makes Tournament Team

New Plymouth teams enjoyed success over the Queen’s birthday weekend after all four of the U17 and U19 age group teams played in the BBNZ National Tournaments held in Tauranga and Dunedin.more

NPBA Awards Life Memberships

Four new life members were recognised at a year end Rep Team function on Sunday 4 December, 2011.

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