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connie poletti

Player Diary – Connie Poletti

Hi Connie! How did you get started with the NZBA? Got a phone call from one of my coaches (Willie Banks)saying I should go down. Because it had the Las Vegas trial I was excited and determined to want to go and get in the team. What do you like most about the NZBA, and …

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Sending out a call for a Parent Representative on NZBA’s Executive Committee.  It is vital that we have the input of an Exec Team member who can represent our key stakeholders – the players/Academy members – on both a practical and strategic level. If you are passionate about your child’s participation in the Academy, are …

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High performance camp preparation

With the final trials for Las Vegas this weekend, we take a look at some of the best ways to stand out from the crowd and secure a place on your team ! . Be prepared: If your coaches have requested you to do something prior to the trials, make sure you get it done …

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tler and billy

How can the NZBA help me reach my goals?

Billy Simpson (#20) and Tyler Auelua (black hoodie) started attending the NZBA camps in 2013. Both of them have just come back from from the Koru Tour of Australia, where they played for the New Zealand U14 Development programme.   Hey guys, how was your tour experience over in Australia? Billy: It was awesome! All the coaches …

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Courtney Keech player profile

Player Diary – Courtney Keech

Courtney Keech is a guard from Sacred Heart Girls’ high school, New Plymouth, New Zealand. She was a member of the New Zealand Basketball Academy’s 16U girls team that won the Adidas Super 64 title in Las Vegas, July 2013, and Courtney was awarded the MVP of the tournament.   Hi Courtney! How did you …

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Welcome Tara Hakiwai

  The NZBA is delighted to announce that Tara Hakiwai has joined our staff for 2014. Tara has an extensive background in sports, having worked previously for the Hurricanes and Wellington Rugby, and for the last three years as the General Manager of the Wellington Saints NBL team. Please welcome Tara warmly as part of the NZBA …

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