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Helping Student Athletes

Our Mission

To coach, train, develop and mentor every able student athlete to the next level in education and baketball on and off the court.

Our Values

Respect, Accountability, 

Honesty, Confidence

Tēnā tātou e te whānau.

Thank you friends, family, teammates and Coach Kenny's kids who came to say goodbye and joined us for his final farewell.

You can view the Funeral Service here https://vimeo.com/694278494

All camps and school holiday programmes are cancelled until further notice​​. Morning trainings are also cancelled until further notice, so stay on that daily grind!

The HoopNation Showcase teams are playing in Whanganui 26-30 April. 

Any queries to our email: registrations​@nzbasketballacademy.com

We are having a raffle for Coach Kenny's funeral service to get him home safely to the USA. Tickets cost $10 each, with 1500 tickets. There is one prize consisting of a framed Kenny McFadden Saints playing strip, framed 1985 Championship Saints game winning Basketball net, and six Wellington Saints season tickets valued at $3500, drawn live on our NZBA Facebook and Instagram pages at 7.00pm on Sunday 15 May 2022. Click here for a link Kenny McFadden Past and Present Wellington Saints Raffle | NZBA (nzbasketballacademy.com)


"Our family have been volunteers with the NZBA since 2013. We have had a variety of roles including managing, coaching and now as committee members. Our two children have played through the age groups with our son, Aniwaniwa currently on scholarship in Hawaii USA and our daughter Isabella is preparing for her third tour. The NZBA allows players to learn and improve their game and supports players to reach their basketball potential".

Aaron & Rachel Tait-Jones

Excellence in Education & Basketball

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