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Basketball

Auckland Grammar School’s Premier Basketball Team has been ranked in the top ten at the National Secondary Schools Tournament for the last ten years consecutively. In 2023, the team finished third in the Auckland Secondary Schools Championships and sixth in the National Tournament.

NZ age group representative coaches Dave Mackay, Lindsay Tait and Angela Perrott-Hunt are responsible for coaching the Premier Team, as well as strengthening the Basketball base by developing the skills of junior players. The Junior Premier Basketball Team won the Auckland Junior Championship, undefeated, in back to back seasons 2022 and 2023. The Under 17A Basketball Team also won the Auckland Championship in 2023, after being runners-up in 2022.

Our teams compete in the Auckland Secondary Schools competition administered by College Sport, at Premier, Open A, Under 17 and Junior levels.

Trials are held during Weeks 10 and 11 of Term 1 for competitive teams. A preliminary trial is held earlier for the Premier Team and the Junior Premier Team. Teams are announced at the end of Term 1. A fee will be charged to the parent portal to cover the cost of registration to College Sport and equipment. Uniforms (singlets and shorts) for players who are selected in competitive teams must be purchased from the School shop.

Competitive teams will have at least one after school or before school practice during Terms 2 and 3. Games are played after school / evenings on Wednesdays (Junior and Open A), Thursdays (Under 17) and Fridays (Premier).

Notices regarding trials, practice times, games and results will be read out in assembly and posted on the Basketball noticeboard outside the Sports Centre.

There is an intra-school competition for social basketball players. There are no trials and no practices for the Social Basketball League. Students create their own teams and enter by registering online. The Social Basketball League is on Friday after school.

Registrations: registrations are now open for students who wish to play Basketball in 2024:

Master in Charge: A. Birtwistle. Students are able to speak to her in the SCT office in the Old Gymnasium during the School day or contact her via email.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • All trials will be held in the Sports Centre after classes finish
  • Only registered players will be allowed to trial
  • Players must have the correct attire, including appropriate footwear, to take part in a trial