“A great problem to have” – BBNZ tries to meet demand as participation skyrockets

Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has released their annual community basketball calendar, covering the national championships and regional tournaments spread throughout the country. Due to the increase of secondary schools teams especially, BBNZ has created two new non-qualifying tournaments and additional junior divisions for schools. Basketball New Zealand Chief Executive, Iain Potter, says the rapid rise of basketball is “a great problem to have,” but it does come with growing pains. “It’s been well reported already the basketball participation is growing faster than ever. The 2016 secondary school participation figures show…

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