BBNZ Community Newsletter - Important info for ABSL players & coaches moving forward.

Basketball Otago

GM Position Advertised

Location: Otago, Dunedin Work Type: Full Time

· Leadership role that will up your game

· Basketball in Otago is a growing sport that requires a true leader

· Dunedin based

Basketball Otago are the governing body of all that is fast paced, fun and full of action which every game never fails to deliver! Here in Otago, The Basketball Otago (BBO) team are passionate and committed to the growth, education and facilitation of the sport with current participation numbers of around 4,000 representative, competition and social leagues within the Otago region.

Fluid Recruitment are delighted to share the organisations vision for the sport, partnering with the governing body, we are seeking a General Manager to join the team in a full governance and leadership capacity.

The General Manager will be passionate about the sport, people and share a vision of growth and development for BBO and its future. Reporting directly to the Board, the successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes;

· Day to day management and control of finances including monthly reporting, budget forecasting and preparation of annual audit.

· A not-for-profit organization, an important function of the role is to facilitate and manage all fundraising initiatives, funding applications, developing key strategic relationships and partnerships.

· Work with the Board to ensure direction of the game is aligned with regional requirements, national programs and the long-term sustainability of the organization

· Annual business plans and implementation, leadership in programme management with a regional and national focus for the sports development

· Develop key relationships with stakeholders, sponsors, community organisations, education facilities, BBO staff and volunteers.

· A strong leader who is people focused and capable of managing communications, driving results, asking questions, leading people and developing the BBO brand and education of the sport

· An excellent communicator with the ability to see the bigger picture, self-driven and motivated

· Highly organized with a strong business acumen, people and delivery focus

· Experienced business leader with a focus on finance, strategic planning and strong general business acumen

This is a unique senior appointment and we seek the right person to continue the success and growth of the BBO, a fulltime permanent position with a competitive salary + company car.

The link to the role can be found here.

To apply in strict confidence click 'apply for this job' with your cv and cover letter, attention Kirsten Poole. Or, for a confidential chat, call me on 03 4677226.

You must be eligible to live and work in NZ to apply.


Volunteers and Tax

A reminder to Associations that they need to be aware of the taxation requirements for volunteer payments as dictated by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD).

Volunteers (referees and/or similar) in particular need to be cognisant of their responsibilities under the New Zealand tax system in regards to which forms to complete and the process for registration.

​The IRD has a page on their website that articulates obligations and responsibilities and can be here.

National Coaches Conference

17-19 January 2020


Event:  Basketball New Zealand National Coaches  Conference Theme:  Partners in Progress Dates:  17–19 January 2020 Venue:  Millennium Institute of Sport & Health


Basketball New Zealand will be holding its 3rd annual National Coaches Conference on 17–19 January 2020. 

The National Coaches Conference is an annual event where New Zealand’s elite coaches come together and engage in critical conversations around the coaches framework and discuss global trends in the profession.

This is a great opportunity for BBNZ to reinforce our vision for the National Style of Play and shape the narrative of what our coaching community is all about. 

This is the most informative and intentional professional development activity for emerging and developing coaches and a key event for those coaches who have aspirations of coaching for New Zealand.

Please Note:

BBNZ will be opening some sessions for the general public to attend free of charge.  Those coaches wanting to attend the public session must register their interest here.

BBNZ will be in touch with a confirmed program a little closer to the time.

Otherwise this is a invitation only event.  Invitation will be sent out in few weeks.

Development Weekend

Whangarei 19-20 October

If there is anything you wish to discuss please don’t hesitate to contact the appropriate staff member:

Matthew Ruscoe: for association support & advocacy - matthew@nz.basketball

Daniel Dawick: for database, technology services, partner tools & resources - daniel@nz.basketball

Natu Taufale: for coach education & development - natu@nz.basketball

Melony Wealleans: for referee education & development and tournament officials - referees@nz.basketball

Brad Edwards: for community strategy, national partners & community advisory group - brad@nz.basketball

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