Glory League set to hit the courts

Central Leader - - AUCKLAND LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS - STAFF RE­PORTER

Glory League is about to hit Auck­land’s bas­ket­ball courts.

Glory League show­cases Unitec’s Think.Do ap­proach to learn­ing, by im­mers­ing bas­ket­ball play­ers in their game across Auck­land, Waitakere and Coun­ties Manukau sec­ondary school com­pe­ti­tions.

From Oc­to­ber, play­ers will be able to watch videos of their games, track their high­light plays, and ap­ply learn­ings to im­prove their play with in­plat­form apps.

‘‘Unitec is ex­cited to be part of this fast-grow­ing sport and to sup­port Auck­land’s bas­ket­ball com­mu­nity as it ex­pands to be­come the most par­tic­i­pated sec­ondary school sport in New Zealand,’’ Unitec chief ex­ec­u­tive Rick Ede says. ’’The part­ner­ship fur­thers Unitec’s re­la­tion­ships with Auck­land’s sec­ondary schools as it cre­ates path­ways for high school play­ers to reach [a] pro­fes­sional level on the court, as well as de­vel­op­ing lead­er­ship and aca­demic suc­cess off the court.

The coun­try’s largest polytech­nic will host de­vel­op­ment ses­sions for play­ers and coaches from both Auck­land Bas­ket­ball and Har­bour Bas­ket­ball.

‘‘We will also work with Unitec to bring learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to sec­ondary school stu­dents through work­shops and clin­ics that dis­play the col­lec­tive power of both Unitec and Auck­land Bas­ket­ball,’’ Auck­land Bas­ket­ball gen­eral man­ager Dave MacKay says.

In re­turn, Auck­land Bas­ket­ball will help de­velop Unitec’s bas­ket­ball teams, in­clud­ing those al­ready run­ning within the Unitec Stu­dent Bas­ket­ball Club.

Glory League’s in­ter­ac­tive bas­ket­ball is com­ing to 10 Auck­land courts.

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