NZCT has approved a funding application of over $7,000 towards an electronic scoreboard and shot clocks.
Paeroa Basketball Association were running their basketball games without an electronic scoreboard and shot clocks for four years. Without the new equipment, the association would have lost home games due to insufficient equipment required to host games at their venue.
Thanks to NZCT's grant, the club can now buy the appropriate equipment. Josey McKain, Secretary Paeroa Basketball Association, says: “If we hadn't received this funding from NZCT, some of our whanau would be unable to travel with the teams to watch their children because of the travel costs. Having our own electronic scoreboard and shot clocks allows whanau to watch their children play a home game.”
"The grant is also important because it allows us to compete in the local competition. Paeroa Basketball players will feel valued and proud to play for their teams again. It is beneficial as all players and teams can see the actual score. They can keep up to date with team fouls and the position of the ball. With the shot clock, the teams can see the amount of time an offence is given to shoot the ball," ends Josey.