Canterbury Basketball Association | 2016
Posted on Wednesday, 24 May 2017
CEO of Canterbury Basketball, Paul Duggan, accepted this award on behalf of the Canterbury Basketball Association. The Association started the year with the highest participation numbers ever for a Burger King 3x3 Quest Tour event. They hosted the AA Secondary Schools Premiership Zone 4 Girls events (Qualifier & Non-Qualifier) and the U13 Southern Regional Championship (Mainland & Southern Zones). In addition, they hosted the China U19 team who played our Junior Tall Ferns.
The Association showed remarkable leadership in the women’s game, developing a professional structure and commercial strategy to support their WBC team, the Alloyfold Wildcats. They have demonstrated innovation in developing and supporting a club-based approach to the sport in their region, and have the highest participation numbers in secondary school age groups in both male and female players with a 12.1% growth rate. Their female to male ratio is outstanding and shows a real commitment to women in basketball. To make their achievements even more impressive, they’ve done this while overcoming the adversity of the 2011 earthquake which saw a distinct lack of facilities in the region.