CBA Board Seeking Two New Members

Canterbury Basketball is seeking applications for two elected Board members at the AGM on March 26th.

Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in New Zealand, and is the most popular high school sport in Canterbury.  The Canterbury Basketball Association is at the forefront of many exciting innovations in the sport, and in 2017 was recognised as Basketball New Zealand’s Association of the Year.  With Canterbury Basketball embarking on a new strategic plan 2019-2020

Board Members are appointed or elected for three year terms, and can serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The CBA Board is comprised of seven members, and there are two elected member vacancies at the AGM in March 2019.


Organisational Details:

The Canterbury Basketball Association is responsible for the administration of amateur basketball within the greater Christchurch Region.

The CBA serves over 6500 registered players, and 200 volunteer referees, coaches and administrators. The CBA administers primary and high school competitions, a 120 team weekend club competition, a representative program from u13 through to u23, and the Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats team in the Women’s Basketball Championship. The CBA also works closely with the Canterbury Regional Basketball Foundation (Rams) who deliver a number of representative and training programmes on behalf of the CBA.  In addition, the CBA runs referee and coach development programs, in-school and after school skills sessions, and a social inclusion program called Midnight Basketball. The CBA currently has a staff of six, and operates from an office adjacent to Cowles Stadium


Characteristics, skills and competencies sought:

The CBA seeks applications from individuals with proven governance skills to further enhance the performance of the CBA and its board.

Expertise in governance or the legal or HR sectors would be an advantage, but candidates are sought that can contribute strategically and innovatively to our board. A passion for basketball or sport and recreation in the Canterbury region is essential.



The Board meets 10 times per year, with meetings including board-only time and a focus on strategic matters.   Board sub-committees meet 2-3 times per year to assist with the distribution of workload among board members, effectively utilise different skills on the board, and efficiently deal with board matters.

Board administration and performance is guided by an established strategic plan, and a board manual which includes governance policies and a statement of expectations of board members.


Remuneration:  Unpaid

For further details or to apply, please contact Paul Duggan, CBA CEO.

Application is by submission of CV.  Applications close Tuesday 5th March, 2019

other headlines: