Respect, Accountability, Passion, and Community


The vision of the League is to ‘Bridge the Gap’ to high-level Basketball ‘Post-College to Pro’ and complete all levels of the sport; to provide players and all stake holders the opportunity to pursue their ‘Sport of 1st Choice’.

In so doing the goal is to unite basketball players, coaches, officials, management, entities, clubs, associations across the region(s) and New Zealand to create a strong club structure and culture in order to grow the game in New Zealand and increase the profile of the sport and enjoyment of players and fans.

The objective is to provide regular competition, ‘More Basketball for More players!’ and be sustainable financially to create the opportunity to grow sportspeople and young adult players of character in shared values with ‘partners’ the YMCA and sponsors.

Our Values: Respect, Accountability, Passion, and Community Development

Respect by considerately treating one another how they would like to be treated.

Accountability for what we do what we say, setting expectations on personal ownership and responsibility.

Passion to grow the game and players through improving the environment, facilities, and technology that is second to none.

Community Development, a duty of care to bring together the community by working as one.

Patron Sponsor

YMCA is not-for-profit which means when people become members of our gyms, use our early learning centres, or book onto our holiday programmers, any profit we make goes back into local communities through our three causes.

Raise Up is our youth development programme which is run by youth for youth. It offers teenagers an empowering environment to learn event management, life and mentoring skills.

Through Send a School to Camp we make school camp a reality for deserving schools and children.

We also offer fee assistance to people who would otherwise not be able to use a YMCA.


Leon Henry is rated one of New Zealand’s top 40 players of all time. He has won 3x NBL champions, 7x NZNBL Champion, and was the MVP of the NZNBL.

Leon is joining the challenger series and All-Star for Mercy Hospice as the Brand Ambassador for 2022.

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