The second week of the school holiday saw 11 teams partake in the AON BBNZ Under 13 Central & Capital Regional tournament.
From the Manawatu area we saw 8 boys’ teams and 4 girls teams play over a 4-day tournament.
Teams either played in the A Grade, B Grade or C Grade. From the Tararua area we had the Pahiatua Blazers boys’ team and the Tararua Mana girls’ team. This was the first experience that these athletes had playing in 8-minute stop clock quarters, FIBA rules.
Under the guidance of their respective coaches, Bonnie Scott and Justine Tui, both teams were gallant, and played with the enthusiasm and a never give up attitude throughout the entire tournament.
The Tararua Mana team deserves a special mention because they were experiencing their first time ever playing basketball. The support of the parents and management enabled the girls to stay motivated and enjoy to the moment.
Tino pai wahine toa!
Girls, Get Your Game On
Shout out to all the sponsors who supported both teams on their journey.