This season will see two divisions in action across a season that spans nine rounds, including two tournaments, and finishes over the first weekend of July.
Division one includes six teams – Auckland Dream, Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats, Harbour Breeze, AM I FIT Otago Gold Rush, Taranaki Thunder, Waikato Wizards.
With rosters now finalised, including a number of Tall Ferns and international players spread across the six teams, the season promises to be as competitive as ever.
In division one, the opening round games being played at Cowles Stadium in Christchurch include;
Friday May 10
4pm – Waikato Wizards vs Habour Breeze
5:45pm – Auckland Dream vs AM I FIT Otago Gold Rush
7:45pm – Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats vs Taranaki Thunder
Saturday May 11
4pm – AM I FIT Otago Gold Rush vs Taranaki Thunder
5:45pm – Waikato Wizards vs Auckland Dream
7:45pm – Harbour Breeze vs Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats
Sunday May 12
12:45pm – Taranaki Thunder vs Waikato Wizards
2:15pm – Harbour Breeze vs AM I FIT Otago Gold Rush
4pm – Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats vs Auckland Dream
Listed below are the 2019 WBC Division One rosters. (*) denotes a restricted player.
Rebecca Van Kuyk
Coach: Aik Ho
Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats
Coach: Lori McDaniel
Coach: Jody Cameron
AM I FIT Otago Gold Rush
Georgia Te Au
Coach: Greg Brockbank
Coach: Aarun Langton
Coach: Leanne Walker
• Watch selected games from the 2019 Women’s Basketball Championship on the livestream though Facebook @BasketballNZ, hashtag #NZWBC.
• See the draw, results, teams and more at www.nzwbc.basketball .
• Want to play basketball? Contact your local association through www.thehuddle.co.nz