• 2018 Eastern U13 Boys

    Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th July our local U13 boys tournament was held at Archer Stadium in Gore. The boys put in a massive effort both days winning one of our games 68-20, and not quite getting there in the other 2 games with losses of 30 points respectively. Fantastic to see some of our hard work at training pay off.

    With plenty to work on we continued training weekly before setting off for our next tournament at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September. We noticed a large improvement in the team since Gore tournament, particularly in our defense. Dunedin being our first away tournament was a great experience for our team who had a blast with playing 1v1 at a nearby school until dark, multiple trips to the dairy, time relaxing at the beach after games, and a swim and hydroslide at Moana Pool to finish the tournament. Thank You Basketball Otago for a great tournament.

    With an invite to Canterbury Basketball's B grade tournament we selected a team of 7 and travelled to Christchurch Friday 28th September for 5 games over the Saturday and Sunday. Our team took this to a new level and were highly competitive in all our games showing some fantastic combinations on the court and posting our highest game scores.

  • 2018 Eastern U13 Girls

    Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for the Eastern U13 Girls Gore & Dunedin tournaments:

    Anaheira Takotohiwi, Ella King, Ellie Bedwell, Georgia Grumball, Kate Perkins, Maegan Davis, Mirissa Burgess, Neeve Kean & Neve Borlase

    Non travelling reserves:
    Baylee Little, Maddie Taylor & Mya Brocket

    Coach: Keriann Borlase. Training Sunday 5th August 11.30am at Archer Stadium

    Any queries please contact Keriann - 027 333 7082

    Tournament Dates:
    Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August - Archer Stadium, Gore
    Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September - Edgar Centre, Dunedin

  • 2018 Miniball Finals Results

    Congratulations to all miniball teams that played in the finals.

    Finals Results:

    A Grade: Balfour A’s (34) vs St Marys Black (31)

    B Grade: East Gore Red (29) vs St Marys Yellow (22)

    C Grade (A): Gore Main Lions (23) vs St Marys Gold (19)

    C Grade (B): West Gore Saints (35) vs Mataura Lakers (6)

    Thank you all for an awesome miniball season.

  • 2018 Miniball Tournament - Invercargill

    Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to play in the Southland Miniball tournament Friday 30th November 2018 in Invercargill

    Eastern Thunder (Eastern A): Boston McLean, Cooper Wilkins, Jimmy Taylor, Josh Heenan, Miko Dela Concepcion, Noah Clearwater & Sam Ramage

    Coach: Peter Howes

    Saturday 17th November 10-11am
    Saturday 24th November 10-11am
    Any questions please contact Peter on 027 454 5113

  • 2020 #girlsgotgame

    #girlsgotgame is back for 2020!

    'Have A Go' Events
    Archer Stadium, Gore
    Four consecutive weeks

    To register your interest email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Years 5 & 6 - Starts Wednesday 4th November 2020, 5pm - 6pm
    Teams will be named from this for the U11 tournament in Invercargill in Dec 2020

  • Draw

    With the introduction of Glory League & GameDay systems our draws, results & stats for all competitions are now all on the GameDay website. After each game all players will be emailed their game highlights video from Glory League - this takes around 3 hours after each game to process before you will receive your email. You can view all upcoming games, duties, game results, points tables and stats via the GameDay website below.

    Click here to view draws, duties, results & stats for all competitions

    Player Registrations: To register a new player, click here (You require your team code from school or your team contact to register)
    School sports co-ordinators: Please register your email here, then contact ESBA to be added to your school teams to view/manage team rosters
  • ESBA Competition update for 2020

    2020 Secondary & Intermediate School Grades will start on Monday 22nd June and run for two weeks. We then break for the school holidays and resume on the 20th July for a six week period, with finals being held the week beginning 31st August.

    School trials are being held at schools over the next few weeks. Please keep an eye on your school notice boards for dates. If you are interested in playing basketball please go and see your sports coordinator. If your school does not have a team they can put you in due to numbers, please get in touch with us here at ESBA (027 600 3722) and we will endeavour to put you in a team.

    2020 Miniball season will continue as normal with 2 weeks of grading and 8 weeks of competition starting on Monday 7th September, ending Thursday 26th November. There will be no miniball in the September/October school holidays.

    2020 U13 Boys & Girls season will continue as normal and we will have trial dates out soon.

  • FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I'm new to the area and would like to play basketball or miniball, how do I get involved?

    A: Our miniball season and junior grades (Secondary A, Secondary B & Intermediate) are organised via your school and only available to school age kids. Enquire at your school about joining a team. If your school does not have a team available, please contact us directly. Our A and B grades and social league are open grades to all adults and organised directly with ESBA. If you don't have a team, email our secretary or private message us on Facebook and we will do our best to find a team for you in our A, B and social league grades.

  • Miniball Holiday Training Programme - Years 3-6

    Miniball Holiday Training Programme For Years 3-6

    Southland Shark, Tall Black & New Zealand Breakers player Derone Raukawa along with hometown talent, Hawke's Bay Hawks & New Zealand Breakers player Mitchell Newton are running 2 school holiday miniball training camps at our local stadium - Archer Stadium, Gore.

    Players will learn skills, play games & gain information on health, all while having fun. Individual ability and age groups will be catered for, wherever possible.

  • Miniball Tournament 2019 - Invercargill

    Click here to download the 2019 Invercargill Miniball Tournament parents letter

    Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to play in the Southland Miniball tournament Friday 29th November 2019 in Invercargill

    Eastern Thunder(Boys): Charlie Walker, Cooper Wilkins, Hugo Howes, Jack Wilkins, Jacob Elder, Mania Tiller & Ollie King

    Coach: Donna Wilkins

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Eastern Southland Basketball Association (ESBA)

Street Address: 21 Avon Street, Gore, 9710
Postal Address: PO Box 130, Gore, 9740


Phone: 027 600 ESBA