Giants in Schools
In partnership with the Basketball Development Nelson Trust, NBS Nelson Giants players and coaches have been coaching in primary schools across the Top of the South for over 30 years.
We are committed to growing basketball and building a passion for the game in our young people. We also understand how important it is for our youth to be active participants in sports and leisure, and the positive health benefits that flow from that.
With 10 of our 16 players having been schooled in the Nelson Tasman region, we are reaping the benefits of the role modelling and coaching provided by the Giants in the past.
You can't be what you can't see - having our players interact so closely with the region’s young people allows those keen basketball players to dream big and see that they too can become Giants.
Tom Ingham coaching kids at Nayland Primary
Hayden Jones (17) and James Matthews (16) are members of the Mainland Eagles programme and were last year selected in the New Zealand U17 representative team and will play for the NBS Nelson Giants in 2024.