OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Our community programmes are made possible with the support of the following community partners:
Basketball Development Nelson Trust
The Basketball Development Nelson Trust (BDNT) is a charitable trust which aims to grow and develop basketball in Te Tauihu. The Giants work with the BDNT to deliver community basketball programmes which align with the BDNT's purpose.
The Basketball Development Nelson Trust has received funding from the following organisations over the past 12 months and we wish to thank them for their support of basketball development in our region:
As outlined above, the Giants and the BDNT have recently partnered with the Mainland Eagles programme to provide a coaching resource for our top school players in Nelson-Tasman. The Eagles are based in Christchurch and have a strong record of developing young players and helping them pursue their dreams to play University basketball in the USA.
Nelson Basketball Association
The Nelson Basketball Association (NBA) administers basketball in the Nelson Tasman region, delivering player, coach and referee development, as well as running leagues and the representative programmes. All of our homegrown Giants have come through the NBA system. The Nelson Giants operate from and train at Jack Robins Stadium in Stoke, which is owned by NBA.
A number of our Nelson Giants sponsors specifically support our community programmes.
These sponsorships are vital to helping us grow and develop basketball in Nelson. Our sponsors see the long term benefit of our community programmes: as well as providing young people with great experiences, investment in our youth will pay dividends for the club over time as we see these kids come through and play for the Giants.
Growing and promoting local talent has huge benefits for our team and region. Not only does it make us better on court, those players who have come up through the ranks here are our future coaches, referees and parents who will champion our game for years to come.
Thank you to all of our community partners for their ongoing support of basketball in Te Tauihu.