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National Maori Basketball Tournament


Thu 5 Feb 2015, 8:00am
Fri 6 Feb 2015, 8:00am
Sat 7 Feb 2015, 8:00am

Where: Energy Events Centre, Queens Dr, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe, ki te Whare Tapere o Rotorua, ki tenei tauwhainga hoki. Kawea mai o koutou aituā kia tangihia tahitia ai rātau. Kāti, kua wairuatia rātau.

Welcome everyone to New Zealand Maori Basketball Aotearoa’s National Maori Basketball tournament to be held in Rotorua 5 – 7 February 2015.

The first tournament under New Zealand Maori Basektball Aotearoa was held in 2014 at Rotorua with 45 teams, including wheelchair basketball. In 2015 we are hoping to include Special Olympics basketball too.

New Zealand Maori Basketball Aotearoa objectives from its constitution are:-

2.1 To foster the growth of Basketball as a sport of choice for Maori players, coaches, administrators and officials
2.2 To reinforce the value of whakapapa, Te Reo Maori and Kaupapa Maori in Basketball
2.3 Provide a Community pathway for Maori Players and officials to supplement opportunities provided through Basketball NZ – The National body of Basketball in New Zealand
2.4 Provide opportunity for NZ Fans to see Maori National Teams play live international Basketball in New Zealand
2.5 Provide opportunity for NZ Maori players to gain international experience

So we hope you will join us and encourage others to take part in this wonderful event.

Grades: U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s, U19s (girls/boys), Prem Men, Prem Women
Mixed Grades: Open, Wheelchair, Special Olympics

- ‘Powhiri’ followed by learning of haka for men & women
- Saturday Night Awards & Iwi/Rohe performances
- Friday Night BBQ & Swim for U11s, U13s & U15s
- Development Clinics for Coaches, Players & Referees

All Individuals: Players, Coaches, Referees need to be registered to NZMBA
Supporters welcome too – It’s Free to register

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