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Girls Got Game


Girls Got Game is a fun and friendly basketball programme for primary and intermediate school age girls.

Basketball is a fantastic sport for girls, helping to develop movement and thinking skills in a fun social team environment.

Basketball Manawatu are proud to be supporting this new and exciting initiative for girls to have a go at our great game of basketball.


  • FUN and FRIENDLY experience

Girls Got Game is based on Basketball New Zealand’s Kiwi Hoops programme but is modified to meet the needs and preferences of girls. It is a flexible programme and can be modified to suit the needs and resources of participants, schools and providers.

Girls Got Game aims to introduce more young girls to basketball and encourage them to continue being active and enjoy basketball with their friends.

For more information on the Girls Got Game programme contact Tania Hunter (Development Officer-Female Lead) on

Girls Got Game Festivals

In 2023 we are running the Primary Schools Girls Got Game festival; a one-day tournament for girls. It will be a fantastic event that hopefully will be supported by the schools in and around Palmerston North.

In 2024 we will look at the feasibility of our running this event again, potentially looking at an Intermediate Schools Girls Got Game festival.

These festival days will be a celebration of girls playing our sport.










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