New Zealand U17 Women

Due to COVID-19, FIBA released a statement advising a number of events have been cancelled or postponed which included the cancellation of the FIBA U16 Asian Championships.

The New Zealand U17 Women’s Team were scheduled to compete at these events, in an attempt to finish within the top four teams in Asia to qualify for the FIBA U17 World Cup later this year.

Due to the cancellation of the U16 Asian Champs, FIBA resorted to updating the World Rankings to determine which top four teams in Asia will qualify for the World Cups.

Unfortunately, the women’s team was ranked sixth in Asia, one place behind Chinese Taipei. This means they will not proceed to the U17 World Cup this year. The girls’ FIBA U17 World Cup draw has since been confirmed.

Pinnacle Events in 2020:

U16 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship
Location: Canberra, Australia
Dates: 5-10 April, 2020
Result: cancelled due to COVID-19
U17 FIBA Women’s World Cup
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dates: 15-23 August, 2020
Result: did not qualify
Reese Anderson

Reese Anderson

Position: Guard

Hineaupounamu Nuku

Hineaupounamu Nuku

Position: Guard

Alana Paewai

Alana Paewai

Position: Guard

Tylah Hooper

Tylah Hooper

Position: Guard

Melika Samia

Melika Samia

Position: Forward

Breeje Schuler

Breeje Schuler

Position: Forward

Taiana Day

Taiana Day

Position: Forward

Annabelle Ring

Annabelle Ring

Position: Forward

Lilly Parke

Lilly Parke

Position: Forward

Mary Barnett Keresoma

Mary Barnett Keresoma

Position: Center

Lisa Barnett Keresoma

Lisa Barnett Keresoma

Position: Center

Vitolia Tuilave

Vitolia Tuilave

Position: Center

Anthony Corban

Anthony Corban

Position: Head Coach

Natalie Visger

Natalie Visger

Position: Assistant coach

Kat Jones

Kat Jones

Position: Team Manager

Courtney Wilson

Courtney Wilson

Position: Team Physio