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Basketball Teams Announced

Andy Gibson —

Please read below for information about the Basketball Selections for 2018

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Cobham on Friday evenings term 2/3 and also other tournaments throughout the year.


Basketball at Cobham 2018

Congratulations your child has been selected to represent Cobham on Friday evenings during term 2 and 3.




Teacher in charge: Mrs Hetherington

Andy Gibson our Sports Coordinator is in charge of doing all admin for the Basketball programme.

Mrs Hetherington

Girls A Team

Mrs Reid

Boys Development Team

Samantha Ward (Parent)

Boys A Team

Steve Morgan

Girls Development Team

Three mixed teams will be trialled and entered into Friday night competition as well. Coaches yet to be confirmed.


We have entered the following teams; Girls A team, Girls Development, Boys A team and Boys Development. Mixed teams as well. There maybe some movement between teams due to training clashes and matching player combinations if the coaches feel their needs to be.

These teams will play each Friday evening at the Bishopdale YMCA during Term 2: 11th May (6 weeks) Term 3: 26th July (6 weeks)

Each week the draws will be sent out via email and on the school website so you are well informed of what time your child’s game will be on Friday evening.

Training days - Begins Week 6

Mrs Hetherington’s Team –Thursday afterschool 3.15 – 4.15pm

Mr Morgan’s Team - Thursday Lunchtime

Mrs Reid’s Team – Monday Lunchime

Samantha Ward Team – Wednesday Lunchtimes for first few weeks. Approaching tournament Wednesday afterschool as well 3.10 – 4.30pm.


There will be a cost ($55) for participating in these teams. This cost is to cover Basketball New Zealand’s Registration and YMCA team entry fees. These fees will be added to your child’s school account for you to pay. We will expect to have half the fees paid before the end of term 1 and the other half before the end of term 2. Payments need to be made by these dates for your child to participate or continue participating in their team.

Payment method

 Cash

 Cheque (Payable to Cobham Intermediate School)

 Direct credit / internet to 03 - 1705 - 0007063 – 00

Please reference Basketball.

There will be other costs if your child attends the below tournaments.

Every Cobham team has BLK Basketball uniforms which we loan out for the year. It is your responsibility to clean and ensure that they are handed back at the end of the year.


We are going to have warm-up t-shirts and Hoodies designed so all our teams look professional and smart. This will cost approx. $35 for T-shirt and $60 for the hoodie. We are looking for any sponsorship from the community for these items so if your workplace or your business would be interested in sponsoring the teams please get in contact. The sponsor will be screen printed onto the clothing.

Other opportunities

We have several other opportunities for your child to potentially represent Cobham in Basketball. They are the AIMS Games, CAIMS Invitational tournament and South Island Tournaments (Rangiora T1 Holidays and Oamaru T2 holidays).

AIMS Games- The AIMS Games is a weeklong tournament that has a wider range of sports and more participants than the Commonwealth Games. This tournament is in Tauranga and is held from the 9th September to 14th September. Each year we make a decision based on the strength of the teams’ performances on Fridays and the talent we have in the school as to the inclusion of Girls, Boys or both teams to represent Cobham. This is a highly competitive tournament and because of this we will only include basketball if we feel they have a strong competitive chance. This decision will be made before the 2nd June.

CAIMS Invitational Tournament – This tournament is held over two days in October (23th and 24th). We enter one boy’s and one girl’s side to compete against other Christchurch Intermediate Schools and any outside of Christchurch Schools that may attend. We host James Hargest College from Invercargill every year and help with billeting their students. These teams will be selected closer to the time.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email.

Kind Regards

Andy Gibson

Sports Coordinator

2018 Basketball Selections

Girls A Team

Daniella Ekekwe

Grace Cockburn

Georgia Dann

Jessica Jennings

Meleane Aranui-Tuitupou-Kutu

Niamh Chamberlain

Joanna Mcaskill

Waimarie Seagar

Sandra Muteswa

Riley Pirie

Girls Development

Piper Everson

Isabelle Williamson

Millie Greenslade

Sienna Croad

Katelin Parnell

Brooke Perrim

Isla Gath

Harriet Caseley

Sosefina Baice

Erin Yamada

Boys A Team

Mitchell Corkery

Jack Busch-Ward

Jack Hollingworth

Zak Horton

Jett Nicholson

Monty Carver

Daniel Song

Max Lamont

Mathew Lolesio

Kyle Peterson

Boys Development

Adam Panckhurst

Taylor Farrell

Matt Foord

Toby Kimura

Timothy Ko

Joey McDonald

Tumai McLeod

Jacob Yang

La'ai Tausa

Ari Wihongi

Will Brunton