Paeroa bas­ket­ball re­ceives a boost

Waihi Leader - - News -

NZCT has ap­proved a fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion of over $7000 to­wards an elec­tronic score­board and shot clocks for Paeroa bas­ket­ball.

Paeroa Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion was run­ning bas­ket­ball games with­out an elec­tronic score­board and shot clocks for four years. With­out the new equip­ment, the as­so­ci­a­tion would have lost home games due to in­suf­fi­cient equip­ment re­quired to host games at their venue.

Thanks to NZCT’s grant, the club can buy the ap­pro­pri­ate equip­ment.

Josey McKain, Sec­re­tary Paeroa Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, says the club is grate­ful.

“If we hadn’t re­ceived this fund­ing from NZCT, some of our wha¯nau would be un­able to travel with the teams to watch their chil­dren be­cause of the travel costs. Hav­ing our own elec­tronic score­board and shot clocks al­lows wha¯nau to watch their chil­dren play a home game.”

He says it will also al­low the club to com­pete in the lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion.

“Paeroa Bas­ket­ball play­ers will feel val­ued and proud to play for their teams again. It is ben­e­fi­cial as all play­ers and teams can see the ac­tual score. They can keep up to date with team fouls and the po­si­tion of the ball. With the shot clock, the teams can see the amount of time an of­fence is given to shoot the ball,” he says.

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