Tauranga City representative trials begin this weekend.


Excitement is building ahead of the trials to find next year’s Tauranga City Basketball representative teams.

Four weeks of trials will be held at Aquinas College over four consecutive Sundays from November 18 through to December 9.

Tauranga City Basketball are hoping to build on the successes enjoyed in 2018 the U15 Girls team finished runners-up to Capital at the National Championships.

In addition both the U13 A Boys and A Girls finished runners-up to Waikato at the U13 Northern Regional Championships. To cap off a successful tournament the U13B Boys won the B Boys title.

The Under-15’s, Under 17’s and Under-19 boys’ and girls’ teams will be selected from the four trials.

Tauranga City Basketball General Manager, Mark Rogers, says competition for places is stronger than it ever has been.

“We have gone with four weeks of trials to ensure everyone gets seen multiple times and we can assess everyone to a high level before selecting teams,” Mark says.

“Last year we had 22 rep teams, which was up from 10 teams in 2010. We have multiple teams in each grade and last year had B teams qualify for the national finals tournament for the first time at under-15 level.”

Players are expected to attend all four trials.

If you can’t make all four dates or for further information, please email Director of Development, Rachel Gwerder, at development@taurangacitybasketball.co.nz or phone 578 0405 before the first trial.

The cost to take part in all four trials is just $15 per player if pre-registered or $20 per player registered at the first trial.

To register go to http://taurangacitybasketball.co.nz/register. If you have already registered use your existing login and password.

The final date to pre-register is Friday November 16 at 5pm.

Good luck to everyone trialling for the teams.


Trial age groups/ trial times all four weeks Aquinas College

Under-15 boys, born 2005 or 2006, 10am – 12.30pm

Under-15 girls, born 2005 or 2006, 12.30pm – 3pm

Under-17 boys, born 2003 or 2004, 3pm – 5.30pm

Under-17 girls, born 2003 or 2004, 12.30pm – 3pm

Under-19 boys, born 2001 or 2002, 12.30pm – 3pm

Under-19 girls, born 2001 or 2002, 3pm – 5.30pm


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