Congratulations to the following players on being selected for our Eastern U13 teams for the 2022 season!

We are aware of active covid cases within our community, and wish to advise all stadium users of the follow protocol. At this stage following advice from Sport NZ and Basketball NZ, we are able to continue team trainings, games and casual stadium hire.

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for our Eastern U15-U17 teams for the 2022 season!

 

2022 Eastern U15 Girls Team:

Dates: 9th-11th Feb 2022
Venue: Edgar Centre, Dunedin
Time: 10am-6pm
Fees: $60pp + $70/$130


Each team will have a minimum of 2 x 25 minute half games per day.
All rules will be FIBA unless specified.
Some age groups can be combined.
Minimum ages: 28+ Women & 30+ Men as at the first day of competition.

Congratulations to the following boys making the 2021 Eastern U13 A & B teams:

U13 A's:

Boston McLean, Cooper Wilkins, Elliot Wilson, Hunter Coxshall, Jacob Evans, Manaia Tiller, Noe Nunez, TeAriki Sansom, Tyrese Fitters & Wilson Borlase

Coach: Donna Wilkins
Manager: Keriann Borlase

 

Adults Finals Night - 5PM Saturday 7th August 2021

Mens B Grade - The Boyz Vs Carvin: 5.30PM
Womens A Grade - St Peters Vs All Stars: 6.30PM
Mens A Grade - Gore High Vs TBC: 7.45PM

ESBA committee welcome all members and supporters to the 2021 adults finals night games followed by a social evening

Prizegiving to follow 7PM Wednesday 11th August 2021

2 beginners referee clinics for all ages are being held at Archer Stadium during the school holidays and we would love to see you all there


Wednesday 14th July 2021 2pm-4pm
Wednesday 21st July 2021 2pm-4pm


Please register with Colleen on 027 600 3722 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to attend

Congratulations to the following girls making the 2021 Eastern U13 team:

Ashleigh Lithgow, Brodee Takotohiwi, Emily Reid, Gabriella Evans, Lexie Morris, Lucy Eason, Narisha Honeyman, Raihanah Abal Halim, Saffron Barrow & Sophie Winkel

Non Travelling Reserves (to attend trainings but will not be attending tournaments):
Lucia McClelland & Miley Karena

Training starts Saturday 10th July 3.30pm-5.00pm

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for our Eastern U15-U19 teams for the 2021 season!

2021 Eastern U15 Girls Team:

The 2021 Main season will begin the week of 3rd May 2021 at Archer Basketball Stadium, running for approximately 12 weeks. Senior teams (Adults A & B grades) will run through the school holidays.


Team entries close 9th April 2021


All players must register to each team they are in with the link below. You will require your unique team code to sign up which your team contact or sports co-ordinator will supply, or you can contact us to request it:

Register Online: https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=98684


If you're keen to play in our Adults A or B grades but don't have a team sorted, please contact us directly via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone / txt: 027 600 ESBA

Please Note: All school players are to register via your school. If your school does not have a team available please contact us directly via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone / txt: 027 600 ESBA

Mens A Grade: Wednesday Nights
Womens A Grade: Tuesday Nights

Mens B Grade: Monday Nights
Womens B Grade: No competition for 2021 due to lack of entries

Boys Sec A Grade: Wednesday Afternoon / Evening
Girls Sec A Grade: Thursday Afternoon / Evening

Boys Sec B Grade: Monday Afternoon / Evening
Girls Sec B Grade: Thursday Afternoon

Boys Intermediate Grade: Friday Afternoon - Night
Girls Intermediate Grade: Tuesday Afternoon / Evening

2021 Eastern Southland Rep Trials

Second Trials: Archer Stadium, 21 Avon St, Gore

U15 Boys: Wednesday 17th February 5pm - 6.30pm
U15 Girls: Thursday 18th February 5.30pm - 6.45pm
U17 Girls: Thursday 18th February 5.30pm - 6.45pm
U17 Boys: Thursday 18th February 6.45pm - 8pm
U19 Boys: Thursday 18th February 6.45pm - 8pm

 

Tournament Dates:

Starting Thursday 25th February 6.30pm-9pm and running for 6-8 weeks (depending on entries)
10 minute round robin games - each team playing multiple games a night
Minimum 2 females on the court at all times
$150 per team
All 16+ current and new players welcome
Come down and support our bar - EFTPOS available

Enter online: https://forms.gle/pRucoQgYh1N4QCTb6
Entries close Friday 19th February 2021

Boys miniball trials for Invercargill tournament:

Trail Dates: Wednesday 11th, 18th & 25th November 2020 6pm-7.30pm at Archer Stadium, Gore

Tournament Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020 at Stadium Southland, Invercargill


Mouthguards compulsory. If you can make all trials dates that would be great, but we understand if you can only make 1-2.

For questions please phone Colleen on 027 600 ESBA

#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

Many of you will have seen Ryan O'Rouke behind the camera over the last two years. He volunteers his time as our photographer, capturing moments from ESBA season games, tournaments, and prize givings.

Ryan was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 3 when he was 5 years old. At this stage in the progression of his condition Ryan has the ability to drive a vehicle, but this will require hand controls to be installed. Being able to drive will allow Ryan to be an independent member of our community and find a part-time job to start saving for university, where he would like to study accountancy.

We're looking for past and present players from the Gore A & B grade mens and womens competitions to compete in a privately run tournament helping raise funds towards installing hand controls in Ryan's van. This is not an ESBA run event - please send any enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our 2020 basketball prizegiving will be held on Friday 28th August at Archer Stadium.

Come down to watch the Secondary B Boys final at 5.00pm (Teams to be confirmed), followed by prizegiving in the main stadium approximately 6.30pm.

See you there!

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2020 Eastern U13 Girls Squad:

Ella King, Ellie Bedwell, Georgia Cockburn, Georgia Grumball, Jess Reid, Macey Henderson, Neve Borlase & Neve Cowley.

Coach: Erin Howes

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2020 Eastern U13 Boys Squad:

Balou Donaldson, Ben Laurie, Boston Setafanno, Charlie Walker, Cooper Wilkins, Elliot Wilson, Houara Rotana, Jacob Evans, Jamie Reid, Joshua Heenan, Ledrick DeLosreyes, Nikau Barrow, Sam Ramage & Tom Abernathy

This squad will be reduced to 8-10 players for tournament, with the remaining players continuing to train with the team as non-travelling reserves / injury cover.

Eastern Southland Basketball Rep Trials:

New Age Eligibility Criteria:

For Under 13 competitions, players must be aged either 11, 12 or 13 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held;
For Under 15 competitions, players must be aged either 13, 14 or 15 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held;
For Under 17 competitions, players must be aged either 15, 16 or 17 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held.
For Under 19 competitions, players must be aged at least 15 years on the first day that the competition commences, and must not be over 19 years as at 31 December in the year the competition is held.

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.

As of today, Thursday 14th May 2020, we enter Alert Level 2.

Essentially, for community sport, Level 2 is a 'Get Ready' phase followed by a 'Prepare to Play' phase.

Under the 'Get Ready' phase we are putting together robust health & safety measures in regards to contact tracing and sanitation measures. As Archer Stadium is undergoing maintenance, it is currently unavailable for bookings. We will update Facebook and our website when stadium bookings resume.

The 'Prepare to Play' phase means players and sports providers can start training in bubbles of ten people or less, but only within a controlled environment with the required health & safety measures in place. This will allow time for our administrator to communicate with teams / sports coordinators and for the committee to get a competition up and running. Sport NZ will indicate when bubble restriction may be loosened, and we will advise when this happens.

The 'Prepare to Play' period will give players time to return to training before the competitive season begins. This will help prevent injury.

Please be patient, stay well and train hard. We will see you all soon.

The 2020 Main season will begin the week of 28th April 2020 at Archer Basketball Stadium for 12 weeks. Senior teams will run through the school holidays.

The 2020 Secondary Schools A & Secondary School B Grades will also start on the 28th April 2020 at Archer Basketball Stadium for 12 weeks.

There will be finals for all senior grades on Saturday 8th August 2020.

There will be finals for all junior teams on Wednesday 5th August 2020. Or on the nights they play, this is still to be confirmed.

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2020 Eastern U17 Boys Team:

Billy Andrews, Caleb Williams, Clement Lin, Eli Parish, Ethan Mitchell, JM Nunez, Kuziah Robin, Kyrie Romero, Rueben Sleeman & Taylor Peterson

Coach: Troy Collins

Tournament Dates:
Dunedin - Sat 21st & Sun 22nd March 2020
Invercargill - Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 2020

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2020 Eastern U15 Girls Team:

Allianz Tuhao, Alyssa Little, Anahera Takotohiwi, Kaylee Cross, Maegan Davis, Mary Salvana, Mirrissa Burgess, Mya Mercer & Saffie Hare

Coach: Erin Howes

Tournament Dates:
Dunedin - Sat 21st & Sun 22nd March 2020
Invercargill - Sat 6th & Sun 7th June 2020

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2020 Eastern U15 Boys Team:

Arden Knapp, Heremia Donaldson, Jack Ramage, Jayden Broome, Jayk Kirby, Liam O'Rourke, Mitchel Robinson, Preston Cockerill, Sar Latanafrancia & Tony Gourlie

Coach: Glen Perkins & Jeff Highsted

Tournament Dates:
Invercargill - Sat 5th & Sun 6th September 2020

Starting Saturday 29th February 2020, ESBA are launching a 3 week player development program with Dan Peck (retired Southland Shark) at Archer Stadium, 21 Avon St, Gore.

Training times: Sat 29th February, Sat 7th March & Sat 14th March 2020

U15 Boys: 9am - 10.15AM
U17 Boys: 10.30am - 11.45am
U15 & U17 Girls: 12pm - 1.15pm

Eastern Southland Basketball Rep Trials:

New Age Eligibility Criteria:

For Under 13 competitions, players must be aged either 11, 12 or 13 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held;
For Under 15 competitions, players must be aged either 13, 14 or 15 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held;
For Under 17 competitions, players must be aged either 15, 16 or 17 years as at 31 December in the year in which the competition is held.
For Under 19 competitions, players must be aged at least 15 years on the first day that the competition commences, and must not be over 19 years as at 31 December in the year the competition is held.

Date: Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th February 2020

Venue: Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin

Time: 9:00am-5:30pm

Fees: $60.00 per person + Masters Games entry fee (see below)

Entries Close:
New Teams: Wednesday 22 January 2020
Players: Wednesday 5 February 2020

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

#girlsgotgame is launching in Term 4!

'Have A Go' Events
Archer Stadium, Gore
Six 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 Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 6pm - 7pm
Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 - Starts Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 6pm - 7.30pm

Basketball New Zealand have 6 upcoming U13 skills days, with 1 held at John McGlashan College in Dunedin on September 8th 2019 for 11 & 12 year olds at a cost of $30 per player.

For session details, times and registration information please click here to download the BBNZ Skills Day Information PDF

Muriel Archer Scholarship Recipient Saffie Hare

Our 2019 basketball main season prizegiving was held at Archer Stadium Saturday 24th August 2019.

Congratulations to the following grade and individual prize winners:

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2019 Eastern U13 Boys Squad:

Balou Donaldson, Boston McLean, Charlie Walker, Cooper Wilkins, Elliot Wilson, Houora Rotana, Jacob Evans, Joshua Heenan, Ledrick DelosReyes, Nikau Barrow, Noah Clearwater, Sam Ramage & Tom Abernathy

This squad will be cut down to 8-10 players for tournament, with the remaining players continuing to train with the team as non-travelling reserves / injury cover.

Tournaments: Gore - 27th & 28th July & Invercargill - 14th & 15th September 2019

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2019 Eastern U13 Girls Team:

Ella King, Ellie Bedwell, Georgia Grumball, Hannah Findlay, Jess Reid, Juliana Hastie, Macey Henderson, Neve Borlase, Neve Cowley & Teagan Haywood

Tournaments: Gore - 3rd & 4th August & Invercargill - 14th & 15th September 2019

To all past and present invitational committee members & players, you are invited to a social evening to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Finger food provided. Come along and join in the fun!!

Friday 5th July 2019, 6pm

The 2019 season welcomes changes to the school grades previously known as C, D & E grade. C & D grade are replaced by 'Secondary Schools A' and 'Secondary Schools B', with E grade replaced by 'Intermediate' grade. While these grades still have a suggested age group, it allows players to play in the Secondary A or B competition best suited to their level, at the committees discretion.

The 2019 Secondary Schools A & B Grades will also start the season 3 weeks earlier on the 25th March 2019, with the competition running for 14 weeks. As our U15, U17 & U19 rep team tournaments are all held early in the year, this gives our players game time before tournament. 'Secondary Schools A' players may also be eligible to play in our open seniors A grade competition, at the committees discretion.

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2019 Eastern U15 Girls Team:

Allianz Tuhao, Alyssa Little, Anahera Takotohiwi, Baylee Little, Ellie Bedwell, Josie McLellan, Kaylee Cross, Mary Salvana, Mirissa Burgess & Saffie Hare

Non Travelling Reserves: Jess Reid & Paige Loveridge

Coach: Erin Howes

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2019 Eastern U15 Boys Team:

Flynn VanEgdom, Howell Orolaza, Jack Rammage, Jayk Kirby, Liam O'Rourke, Mitchel Robinson, Ralph Raluto, Sar Latanafrancia, Tommy Balloch & Tony Gourlie

Coach: Peter Howes

Congratulations to the following players on being selected for the 2019 Eastern U17 Boys Team:

Billy Andrews, Caleb Williams, Clement Lin, Eli Parish, Ethan Mitchell, Jake Taylor, JM Nunez, Joel Wallace, Matt Robinson, Rueban Sleeman & Taylor Peterson

Coach: Troy Collins

Starting Monday 28th January 2019, ESBA are launching our 8 week player and coach development program. Lead by head coach Peter Howes, our training program will teach individual skills through to team structure, and put it all to practice with game time to finish each session. Spaces are limited to 20 players per group, with 3 groups for boys and girls. At the completion of the program each player will receive a 'record of achievement' - highlighting your strengths and providing feedback to improve your game.

Male and female U13, U15, U17, U19 & Open 3x3 half court basketball

$10 per player, 3-5 players in a team

10am-4pm

Tournament Rules

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.

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

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

Come support the Skycity NZ Breakers as they take on Melbourne United at ILT Stadium Southland, Friday November 16th 2018, 7.30pm. Full details as below:

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.

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.

Muriel Archer Scholarship Recipient Ethan Mitchell

Our 2018 basketball main season prizegiving was held at Archer Stadium Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Congratulations to the following grade and individual prize winners:

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

Players talking to referees: Only the team captain may approach the referee during a dead ball, quarter time and at half time. No other players can approach the referees at any point during the game. Any players arguing any decision or using obscene language directly or indirectly in the game will result in a technical foul - 1 shot and posession of the ball from half way for the opposing team.

Every week throughout the main basketball season our referee trainers Marilyn & Sherri will have a new rule of the week for players to focus on - a rule violation they are noticing often that will help upskill our players by understanding the rule correctly. Keep an eye on this page for the current rule of the week, as well as past rules of the week.

The FIBA rule book is available on our Training page, or feel free to ask any of our senior referees outside of a game if you have any questions.

Steven Adams Is Coming To Dunedin! And we have 30 presale tickets up for grabs to this camp being held on the 22nd August 2018.

The camp is for kids aged 8-17 and tickets are $65 each.

To secure one of the 30 tickets you need to be a registered player with ESBA and you must email us your childs name, age, and contact email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First in best dressed! But dont worry if you miss out on one of our 30 presale tickets they go on sale 16th July 2018. Game on!

Click here for more information: Steven Adams Camps - Dunedin

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Eastern Southland Basketball Association (ESBA)

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

Email: secretary@esba.org.nz

Phone: 027 600 ESBA