Amazing experience for this group of talented players.

For the first time in many years West Coast Basketball sent a team to the Anon U15 Girls Nationals in Hamilton over Labour Weekend. Hamilton also played host to the U15 Boys competition which meant there were 30 teams in action!

Greymouth HS had multiple players involved in this team and we would like to congratulate them on this excellent achievement attending this tournament – Jennae Topliss, Mia Prendergast, Cailtan Williams, Hannah Kelsall, Haylee MacKinnon, Shialla Steel, Ella Mahuika, Kaede Cowan.

West Coast Basketball U15 Girls National Championships Team — Image by: WCBA

The team won one game, lost four games finishing in 14th place in a very competitive tournament with some of the best players around the country. For many of these girls this is the highest level of tournament they have attended to date so it was an excellent experience for them! Also special shout out to Ella Mahuika who averaged the highest amount of points per game across all U15 Girls teams with 24.8 points – huge effort Ella!

Congratulations to Coach Fi Ginivan for all her hard work of preparing this team, she has put in a huge amount of volunteer hours for this Coast team and her work with the same girls through her role coaching at GHS.

Also we would like to congratulate Miko Ginivan-Barrow on attending this tournament as well as a referee, Miko has worked very hard to upskill enough to attend this high grade basketball tournament. 

Refereeing is a great way to still be involved in the sport – if you are keen on picking up the whistle please get in contact, WCBA are excellent at mentoring referees and will help you understand the game at a different level.

Referee Miko Ginivan-Barrow — Image by: WCBA