Tournaments update

With the changes to the basketball calendar due to COVID-19, Basketball New Zealand still intends to offer the following basketball tournaments in 2020:

  • Secondary Schools National Championships – first week of the third term holidays (usual timing)
  • U13 Regionals – second week of the third term holidays (as usual)
  • U15 Aon Nationals – Labour Weekend
  • U17 Aon Nationals – Labour Weekend

The venues, processes, number of planned tournament days and team numbers for each event remains under consideration.  Factors include COVID-19 restrictions, Association/schools demand, host and venue availability, referee and volunteer availability, funding etc.

We aim to confirm more details within the coming weeks, subject as always to Government rules and guidelines around COVID-19.

The concept of a school leavers tournament this year will not go ahead given the restrictions, demand for facilities, clash with community sport competitions, and other clashes like exams and other events.