Bronwyn Chin (Sports Advisor)

(04) 803 0309

[email protected]


Basketball - Competitive

Welcome to Wellington College Basketball.

Basketball has long been one of the most popular sports at Wellington College. 2023 was a huge year for WC Basketball as our Senior A team gained the title of the 2023 National Champs - for the first time in WC Basketball history!  They beat every other regional zone team winner (amongst other teams) to gain that title.  They also won the prestigous Pohlen Cup, the Junior A's won the Thompson Cup and the Junior B's won the Rapson Cup in the CSW competition.  

The Senior A team continued to win awards at the next level, as the CSW Spotys Team of the Year, Troy Plumtree the Basketballer of the year and Tom Grice (Senior A coach) was Coach of the Year. Our own Black and Gold Ceremony awarded the Basketballers as team of the year, and Fred Oppenhuis (Yr 11 Snr A player) as Junior sportsperson of the year.  

Selection for teams which compete in the College Sport Wellington (CSW) leagues is limited, as there are more boys wanting to play than there are teams available.

Boys who are not selected to compete in the CSW leagues can play in social leagues either the intramural league here at school or the Senior social competition also based at school.


Please note that boys who are selected for Junior A and Senior A basketball teams will have a regional tournament to attend.  There are travel/accommodation costs associated with this.  Senior A players may have additional costs (warm up gear, additional tournaments tbc).  The Senior A team compete in School traditionals through the year, details of these are here.

There are also opportunities for our Senior B and Junior B teams to compete in tournaments through the year, these will incur additional costs.  

Trials 2024: 


  • Senior trial 1:  Monday 11 March   6-8 pm @ Akau Tangi Sports Centre (formerly ASB), 72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie

  • Senior trial 2* is a closed trial which you may be invited to attend. It will be held on Wednesday 13 March @ Akau Tangi Sports Centre 


  • Junior trial 1:  Wednesday 6 March   4 - 6pm @ Akau Tangi Sports Centre (formerly ASB), 72 Kemp St, Kilbirnie

  • Junior trial 2* s a closed trial which you may be invited to attend.  It will be held on Tuesday 12 March @ Akau Tangi Sports Centre

*Please note, the second trial for both Juniors and Seniors will be for athletes invited to attend following the first trial.  We need to manage numbers due to the anticipated amount of triallists and also court availability, however, we will ensure the trial process is transparent and allows for all athletes to be considered for selection appropriately.

It is important to attend  trials to gain the best exposure to the selectors.  If you are unable to attend a trial you must let us know beforehand. 

Preseason runs and scrimmages are also running through the holidays for those keen to get some early practice.  Join the Wellington College Basketball facebook page for updates on this.

In 2024 Wellington College will have 4 Senior Teams and 4 Junior Teams.

We are always looking for referees for all our games.  Please contact us if you would like to learn to ref or can help in any way.

Registration and Payment:  

  • $120.00 to trial for a senior competitive team. 
  • $70.00 to trial for junior competitive team, and additional $50 if you are selected in a competitive team.
  • $70.00 for social senior or junior league.

All new players both social and competitive will recieve a WC basketball warm up top.

Secondary School Calendar 2023

  • 20 August:  CSW Junior Finals - Walter Nash 
  • 23 August:  CSW Senior Finals - Akau Tangi
  • 31 August - 3 Sept:  NISS Champs - (Juniors)
  • 4-7  September: NZSS Regionals Zone 3 - (Seniors)
  • 29 September - 5 October: NZSS Nationals - Palmerston North