Official media release within article.

Unfortunately Basketball NZ have made the very tough decision to cancel the Secondary School Basketball Nationals for 2020. This is not a decision made lightly but ultimately the uncertainty around if/when NZ may come out of Alert Level 2 has been a large factor.

This excellent tournament draws top teams from all over the country to Palmerston North and it is upsetting that our talented GHS Senior Girls Basketball team do not get the opportunity to once again represent our school at the pretentious tournament. This unfortunately draws to an end of school basketball for 7 of this team who are in their final year of school. They hoped to finish off their time at GHS with a bang at this tournament but will have to settle with still an impressive double title win of WCSS Senior Girls Basketball and West Coast Women’s A Grade Champions.

Congratulations on an outstanding time representing GHS team, you have been stellar representatives of our school. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to Cameron Birchfield for his many years of coaching this group of young women, he has been an excellent asset to the school and to these basketballers.

Official media release from BBNZ