​​​​​​​To be eligible for reps I need to be a member of an affiliated club, how do I know which clubs are affiliated?

Yes, to play reps you must be a member of an affiliated club.
If you a not a current club member you can do this when registering for trials.

Current affiliated clubs are displayed HERE on the ABS website.


What will it cost to join a club?

Affiliated Membership will only cost $10 per year and confirms your affiliation to your Association.
Each club will charge its own membership fee for participation in Club Nights and Leagues.

Will I have to play for my club as well as reps and school?

No - we recognise that while at Secondary School, rep players will probably play most of their basketball at school. In the interests of player loading, we do not want players playing too much basketball, therefore there is no expectation that players in secondary school basketball programmes will be playing competitive club basketball as well.

Can I play in events outside my Association and still be eligible for reps?

Yes, including playing in other sports, provided the dates and times of these events do not conflict with your rep obligations. We support the "Balance is Better" philosophy and encourage players to be involved with other sports and pastimes.

Do I have to play for the Association that my club is affiliated to?

No, you can be a member of any affiliated club in any of Waitakere-West Auckland, Auckland or Counties-Manukau associations to be eligible to play for one of these associations.
This may occur for example if you are a member of a club in one association, but go to school in a different association and choose to play in your school association area. 


The programme will commence with three trials in January.
To be considered for selection in a squad you will need to attend 2 out of 3 of the Association trials. 

Attendance at the three Association trials is open to everyone.
Team selection will be made and announced following the third Association trial.

U15/U17/U19 teams will compete in the zone SuperCity tournament through March/April, then National Qualifier tournaments are held in May - the zone will set the format/criteria each year for making those qualifier tournaments.
BBNZ National Tournaments are held in June (U19) and July (U15/U17).

U13 teams will compete in the zone SuperCity tournament in August/September, before playing in the BBNZ Regional Tournament in October.

U23 Men's BBNZ Nationals and the Women's D-League will be played in August.