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Home Games Secured in Paeroa


Young basketball players in Paeroa can continue to pursue their hoop dreams thanks to funding from NZCT.

About the Paeroa Basketball Association

The Paeroa Basketball Association encourages, and provides facilities for, young people from 5 – 19 years who are keen on shooting hoops and honing their skills on the court. Mini league competitions, tournaments and training are run throughout the year, providing fun and physical activity for many primary and college students in the area.

What the grant went towards

NZCT funding enabled the Paeroa Basketball Association to purchase an electronic scoreboard and shot clocks. They had been running their games without this equipment for four years, and were at risk of losing the ability host games at their home venue.

What this meant for the organisation

The new equipment allows the Association to keep hosting home games, and increase parental involvement for those who found it unaffordable to travel to other centres support their children. Association Secretary Josey McKain says the fact that the players can participate in, and host, local competitions boosts their pride and sense of value.

Now, players and teams can see the actual score. They can keep up to date with team fouls and the position of the ball. With the shot clock, the teams can see the amount of time an offence is given to shoot the ball," says Josey.

Paeroa Basketball Association

New Zealand Community Trust

Established in 1998, NZCT is New Zealand's largest gaming trust with 16% of market share. NZCT plays a significant role within the New Zealand amateur sporting fraternity. At least 80 percent of the funds they distribute go towards amateur sport. While sport is their focus, they are also a strong supporter of other worthy community activities, including local government projects and essential rescue services like Life Flight Trust and Coastguard NZ.

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