Knox Raiders are looking into sending teams to a basketball tournament in New Zealand over Easter this year.

We are looking at the following teams:

  • 1 x Under 14 Girls Team
  • 1 x Under 14 Boys Team
  • 1 x Under 16 Girls Team
  • 1 x Under 16 Boys Team
  • 1 x Under 18 Boys Team
  • 1 x Under 18 Girls Team

These groups will be a combination of different players from all of our VJBL teams, depending on who is interested. If we have enough interest, we will add teams. Coaches will aim to provide players with equal playing time over the tournament.

With Easter being the last weekend of the April school holidays, parents and players could holiday in New Zealand during before joining the group on Wednesday 8th April. The tournament starts on Friday 10th April.

The group would return to Australia either late on Monday 13th April or early on Tuesday 14th April

Approximate cost will be $1500 (for those traveling in main touring party). This will cover:

  • International Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Ground Transport
  • Tournament Entry Fee

Extra costs will be:

  • Travel insurance
  • Food

Once I have approximate numbers on travelling party I can come back to everybody with a more accurate costing. Final costing will have different cost depending on international travel requirements. The plan is for all families and players to stay at the same accommodation during the tournament, with players travelling to all games together in team bus.

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest.

Players and families interested in travelling to New Zealand (North Island) for this Easter Tournament please click here and complete the form.

If you require more information please contact David Ingham –

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