The 2021 Aon Under 15 National Championships begin tomorrow 21 July at the Pulman Arena, Takanini, South Auckland.
Waikato and Wellington will be looking to repeat their successes of last year – Waikato claimed the 2020 boys’ title and Wellington the girls’ championship.
The 2020 girls’ grand-final was a repeat of the 2019 Championship game, although on that occasion Waikato held the trophy aloft.
The Waikato girls’ record in this tournament is superb having only missed the final twice (2012 and 2018) in the past 10 years. In that time, they have been champions three times and runners-up on five occasions.
Other winners in that 10-year span have been Wellington/Capital (twice), Harbour (twice), Counties, Waitakere West and Rotorua.
Waikato have won the boys’ tournament for the past two years although Waitakere West have claimed the title on most occasions in the past decade claiming three championships.
Other winners in that time have been Hawke’s Bay, Wellington, Hibiscus Coast, Palmerston North and Harbour.
If Waikato Boys are to repeat their 2020 success, they will have to see off a number of challengers including Waitakere West, Hawke’s Bay, Northland, Harbour and Otago.
The last two days of the Aon U15 Nationals will be livestreamed but, due to the age-group, this event is password protected for players, friends and family only. The password has been sent to teams.
Friday, 23 July
10:45am 1st Pool C V 2nd Pool A (Girls QF3)
12:30pm 1st Pool C V 2nd Pool A (Boys QF3)
2:15pm Winner QF1 V Winner QF4 (Girls SF1)
4:00pm Winner QF2 V Winner QF3 (Girls SF2)
5:45pm Winner QF1 V Winner QF4 (Boys SF1)
7:30pm Winner QF2 V Winner QF3 (Boys SF2)
Saturday, 24 July
9:00am Winner 5-8 SF1 V Winner 5-8 SF2 (Boys 5/6 PO)
10:45am Loser SF1 V Loser SF2 (Girls 3/4 PO)
12:30pm Loser SF1 V Loser SF2 (Boys 3/4 PO)
3:00pm Winner SF1 V Winner SF2 (Girls Grand Final)
4:45pm Winner SF1 V Winner SF2 (Boys Grand Final)
- Full schedule, results and team here.
- More info on the tournament page here including rosters and draw.
- Hashtag #AonU15Nats
- For more go to nz.basketball and Basketball New Zealand’s social media channels: @BasketballNZ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.