Sport

Basketball

Congratulations to our 2021 Basketball Heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above from left: Westlake Cup for Basketball Player of the Year – Makenzee Boucher; Premier Basketball Rookie of the Year – Rebecca Moors; Julie Foote Cup for Most Promising Basketball Player – Amy Pateman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution to Basketball – Hannah (left) and Zoe Richardson; Coach of the Year – Premier Basketball Coach Bronwen Davidson

 

2022 WGHS Basketball

The Westlake Girls Premier Team leads by example when it comes to basketball.  Its athleticism, professionalism, and team culture, regularly inspires up and coming players to follow suit. 

As the 2021 Auckland Secondary Schools Premier League Champion, Westlake Girls continues to attract some of the most talented players on the North Shore and easily fields competitive teams in both the Harbour and Auckland Leagues.  With an eager eye on promoting participation at school, basketball is also an excellent sport to have fun and play socially with friends in the Under-17 and Under-19 Harbour competitions.  For new Year 9 players, the Junior competition is played at North Shore Event Centre on Wednesdays between 4 – 6pm starting in early May.   

Senior students are encouraged to experience the joy of coaching a junior team however, we also welcome enthusiastic parents who are interested in coaching or managing their daughter’s team. The regular season for all teams begins in early May, culminating in early October with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Westlake Girls Premier Basketball Team – Auckland Champions. Right: Westlake Girls Junior Elite Team – New Zealand Secondary Schools Junior Elite Runners-up.

Trials for all teams begin in on Saturday 13 February with a strong focus on 3-on-3 teams being selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships held in late March.  With its origins in street basketball, the half court, 3-person game (which debuted at the Tokyo Olympics this year) sees 4 x teams of 5 competing in the Senior Elite, Senior Open, Junior Elite, and Junior Open Grades at the Champs.   If you are interested in basketball, then please complete the form on the registration tab to the right or if you have any questions, please contact April Ieremia in the Sports Department.

 

2022 Secondary Schools Events Calendar

DATE EVENT VENUE
Saturday 12 February, from 1 – 4pm Trial #1 – Open to all registrations Westlake Boys High School gym
Early March Trial #2 – Call Back TBC
Wednesday 30 March – Saturday 2 April New Zealand Secondary Schools 3 x 3 Championships Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini
Friday 6 May to Friday 5 August Auckland Premier League Various Auckland High Schools
Thursdays – 5 May to 11 August  Harbour Open Grade Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley
Thursdays – 5 May to 11 August  Harbour Under 17 League Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley
Fridays – 6 May to 14 August  Harbour Under 19 League Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley
Wednesdays – 4 May to 10 August  Harbour Junior A or Junior B League Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley
Tuesday 16 August Greater Auckland Championships – Playoffs Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini
Friday 19 August Greater Auckland Championships – Semi-finals Eventfinda Stadium, North Shore
Thursday 25 August  Greater Auckland Championships – Finals  Eventfinda Stadium, North Shore
Saturday 27 – Tuesday 30 August  Basketball New Zealand Zone 1 Junior Premiership (Year 9 -10) Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini
Wednesday 31 August – Saturday 3 September  Basketball New Zealand Zone 1 Premier Qualifying Tournament Bruce Pulman Arena, Takanini
Monday 3 October – Saturday 8 October  NZ Secondary Schools Basketball Championships CET, Palmerston North

Volunteer Roles

Coach Requirements

  • If you have played or coached we NEED you (even if you haven’t played since high school!)
  • Coaches must be able to run a practice during the week at a time suitable to them and the team
  • Coaches must be able to attend games

Manager Requirements

  • Point of contact between students, parents/caregivers and coach
  • Email, text or Facebook weekly game times and reminder for practices
  • Co-ordinate weekly rotation for parent scorers
  • If available on game day, score or be the back up support for the coach

Score Person Requirements

  • It goes without saying that this is the best seat in the house.  It requires you to sit on the score bench each game (can be shared between parents/helpers), be responsible for either completing the score sheet, and running the clock or electronic score board. Full training can be given for this role if you are unsure or have never sat on the score bench before.

Contact

April Ieremia | Sports Manager | E. aieremia@westlakegirls.school.nz | Ph. +64 9 489 4196 ext 704

 

 

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