2019 Waitaha Coaches Named

We’re delighted to announce our 2019 Representative Coaches

The Canterbury Basketball Association and North Canterbury Basketball Association in conjunction with the Canterbury Basketball Representative Academy would like to announce the U15, U17 & U19 Waitaha Boys & Girls coaches for the 2019 representative season.

These representative coaches will work closely with the Canterbury Basketball Representative Academy head coaches in selecting and preparing the Waitaha teams for Basketball New Zealand’s National Tournaments. Part of this process will have the Waitaha coaches leading and supporting the Summer Development Leagues in Term 4 2018 and Term 1 of 2019. Following this will be the Representative trials and Regional Selection Tournament, and any qualifying games.  The Waitaha National qualified teams will then prepare for their National Tournaments with weekend training camps which will highlight the collaboration of coaching and high performance services.


Part of the Waitaha coach orientation process will include a Coach Development Plan for each Waitaha coach which will contains mentoring and coach development support from the Canterbury Basketball Representative Academy.  The full Canterbury Basketball Representative Academy handbook and annual calendar will be made available in the coming weeks.



Congratulations to the following coaches who have been appointed:

U15 Boys Waitaha Red- Jack Williamson

U15 Boys Waitaha White- Matt Vernick

U15 Girls Waitaha Red- Pina Lissaman

U15 Girls Waitaha White- Sam Watkins

U15 Girls Waitaha-  Gordon Wong (Assistant Coach)

U17 Boys Waitaha Red- Ben Sheat

U17 Boys Waitaha White- Zach Lilburne

U17 Boys Waitaha – Matt Cunninghame (Assistant Coach)

U17 Girls Waitaha Red- Te Haere Stirling

U17 Girls Waitaha White- Helen Williamson

U19 Boys Waitaha Red- Aled Jones

U19 Boys Waitaha White- Liam Connelly

U19 Girls Waitaha Red- Mel Downer

U19 Girls Waitaha White- Thomas Hamilton


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