Basketball Thrives in Kapiti



U13 Boys & Girls Regional Basketball Tournament – building strong basketball foundations on the Coast

By Angelo Robinson (Photos — Paula Cowle)

On Saturday recently the basketball courts at Paraparaumu College were buzzing with activity.

Eleven U13 basketball teams from across the Greater Wellington Region took part in the tournament hosted by Kapiti Basketball Association.

Boys and Girls teams

Both the Boys and the Girls Kapiti Teams competed well, and did themselves, their families and the region proud.

Both Kapiti teams are full of players that are still eligible for this grade next year.


They showed a lot of talent and competed very well, the future is bright. I am particularly pleased that we had a squad of twelve girls, we need to provide a pathway for women in basketball and this is a good start.

Regional tournament soon

With help from Paula’s Furniture and Kapiti Pac n Save both teams are looking forward to competing in the Basketball New Zealand U13 Regional Tournament in Wellington in October.

(Angelo Robinson

Director of Coaching

Kapiti Basketball Association

Hoop Club Kapiti; PO Box 504, Paraparaumu.

Ph 04 9040142

Cell 021 1651819