Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the Eastern U16 team for 2024:
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for the Eastern U16 A and U16 B Squads for 2024 ūüŹÄ
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected for the Eastern U18 Squad for 2024 ūüŹÄ

We are looking for expressions of interest for our representative teams. If you are keen to coach please reach out to us.

We are currently looking for coaches for the following teams:

U14 Girls

U14 Boys

U16 Girls

U16 Boys

U18 Girls

U18 Boys

U20 Boys

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These boys have been selected for the U13 Boys teams:

Jack Wilkins
Bain Turnbull
Gus Turnbull
Hugo Howes
Cooper Peterson
Tex Andrews
Mason Newton
Drake Newton
Vinn Kirby
Nat Kirby
Jake Benett
Marshall Sinclair
Mason McDowell
Ben Aberneathy
Quinn Morrison
Riley Reed
George McFadzien
Mason Williams
William Templeton
Hamish Pringle
Ollie Glynn
Hans Masunu
Riley McCall
Louis Woodford
Great job boys. First tournament is Invercargill, 19th August.

These are the girls that made it into our U13 Rep Team:

Livy Barnett
Ashley Lithgow
Mia Wilkins
Saffron Barrow
Gabriella Evans
Summer Rose Ballantyne
Jaicee Peterson
Grace Thompson
MńĀia Tamakehu
Trixie Howes
Emma Stiven
Bella Gardyne
Lucia McClelland
Lauren Muir
Phoebe Carson
Kahu Takotihiwi
Jemima Moody
Verity Dynes
Ariah Tuhakaraina
Daylee Byars
Following the next training the A and B teams will be named for the first tournament held in Invercargill on 19TH August.

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.

Main Season: Our main season competition typically runs from the end of April to early August, with 5 grades available for Men & Women over various age groups. All games are held at Archer Stadium during weekdays from 3.30pm for school grades, with adult leagues following later in the evening. All teams need to provide a referee and will be allocated bench duty during the season before or after their game as required. Season dates and entry information will be available on our website around 1 month before the league is due to start.

ESBA Life Members: Year Inducted: Citation:
Noel Kennedy 1976 Click To View Citation
Muriel Archer 1981 Click To View Citation
Marie Pollard 1986 Click To View Citation
Don Masson 1991 Click To View Citation
Margaret Davidson 2007 Click To View Citation
Michael O'Neill 2013 Click To View Citation

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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