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.
Competitive Basketball | COLLEGE SPORT WELLINGTON (CSW) LEAGUE
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.
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.