Rep Raise Programme

Canterbury Basketball Association runs one of the most affordable representative programmes in New Zealand. However, we acknowledge there is still significant cost to participate in rep programmes.

To further support players and their families, the CBA’s “Rep Raise” programme provides a variety of opportunities for players to subsidise the cost of the representative programme whilst contributing to their basketball community.

Rep Ref Programme

When offered a place in any CBA rep programme, players will have the option to opt into the Rep Ref Programme. Players in the programme need to complete a Level 1 BBNZ referee course and then will receive $20+ per club game refereed. CBA will schedule their referee assignments around their club playing commitments.

If you did not opt into this programme when offered a place in a rep programme but still wish to opt in, please email Richard@Canterbury.Basketball.

Rep Bench Duty Programme

The CBA has limited places available to earn money every Wednesday doing bench duty in our Mid-Week Competitions.

If interested, please read the details below and message Basketball Programme’s Assistant Nicole Gleason (

Programme details

  • Starts April 26th and runs every Wednesday until August at Cowles Stadium.
  • 8 games a night across 2 courts, running clock, first games tipping off at 6:00pm, 50min running clock games.
  • $15 dollars a game.
  • Players can do 2-4 games per Wednesday.
  • Doing this every Wednesday will almost cover the full national rep programme.

Sporting Chance Grant

CBA manages a fund to assist Representative players attend Representative Tournaments, where financial constraints might prevent them from otherwise attending. The fund has a limited amount of money available per year and is allocated by the CBA Board on a needs basis.

To be eligible for a Sporting Chance Grant, players must be involved in refereeing at a CBA affiliated competitions during the regular season or coaching a junior high school team.

The Association will take into account all circumstances including any other financial support available to the individual player.

Applications close Friday June 2nd 2023. To find out more and apply, read the full Sporting Chance Grant.