Representative Programme FAQs


The Canterbury U23 Men’s team – 2018 National Champions

My child cannot make trials, can they still be considered for the team?

  • Yes, however you must still register them for the trails AND fill in this form to ensure selectors are aware. Do not email CBA to inform us of missing trials, the correct process is to fill out the form to ensure it is logged.
  • If athletes are injured, they should still attend trials to gain content knowledge.

What is the process and selection criteria for CBA representative programmes?

What Style of Play does CBA play?

What are players required to wear?

  • At practices and trials:
    • Players must bring a light and dark reversible singlet. Alternatively, two separate light and dark tops.
  • At tournaments:
    • CBA provides uniforms on loan to all teams. These are not given out to players, managers distribute them and collect to wash after each game.
    • Players must have a grey, CBA shooting shirt (see image below). The process for ordering this is given out when players are accepted into the programme. Sizes are standard ADULT sizes, and the size chart can be found here.
    • Players can also purchase an optional grey CBA hoodie at the same time they order a shooting shirt.

We ordered a shooting top and hoodie. Is it possible to change our order?

  • This is honestly an administrative nightmare when people change their clothing orders.
  • Please ensure before you order that you are happy with the size as per the size chart here. Note they are adult sizes.
  • If you really need to change the order, please fill in this form to amend your order prior to the deadline.

We have registered but have not had a confirmation email.

  • GameDay does not send confirmation emails.
  • Please do not email CBA staff to confirm registration, if you saw the confirmation when you submitted registration, you are registered.

I cannot make a practice what should I do?

  • Rep programmes take priority over almost all other basketball.
  • Your coaches within the community know rep teams take priority so you should attend rep practice if it conflicts with a local game or practice.
  • If you have a tournament or a national team event this is acceptable, although we do our best to avoid clashes, but yes they happen.
  • If you are injured, you still must attend practice.
  • If you are missing practice for a legitimate reason, you need to do 2 steps:
    • 1 – Contact your coach and manager to ensure they know when and why you will miss practice.
    • 2 – Fill in this form to ensure it is recorded.
  • Please do not email CBA administration staff regarding practice absences. It is not their job to liaise between players and coaches.

I have accepted a place in my programme but haven’t paid or been invoiced yet. What should I do?

  • We communicate both payment deadlines and the week you will be invoiced for your programme the programme overview or summary sent out prior to trials and also when you are offered a place in a programme.
  • If this date has passed, email accounts on

Is the Rep programme run or associated with the Canterbury Rams/Pouakai.

  • No, this is a common misconception.
  • The Canterbury Basketball Association is the Regional Sporting Organisation (RSO) for basketball in Canterbury.
  • We are focused on community basketball.
  • The Canterbury Rams and Pouakai are a private, professional entity. They have no influence on the rep programme.

My question isn’t answered, who should I contact

  • For finance related questions contact Nicky Jagger Nicky@Canterbury.Basketball.
  • Basic admin, Toni@Canterbury.Basketball
  • All other Ben@Canterbury.Basketball