KBA Kapiti Basketball Association

About Kapiti Basketball Association


The aim of KBA is to make Basketball the sport of choice in the Kapiti region. KBA is known as the Kapiti Suns. KBA is aligned to Basketball New Zealand and Capital Zone Basketball Trust strategic plan and has adopted their five critical success factors:

  1. Leadership – Effective leadership and governance, including fiscal management
  2. Quality Programmes – Quality and range of development programmes for players, coaches and match officials
  3. Capability – Effective local management
  4. High Performance Development – Establish and maintain youth access and specific high performance programmes
  5. Participation – Grow kids and adults playing and officiating participation

KBA is a charitable trust and embraces the volunteer model, and advocates for a strong community involvement in both the Governance and Management of KBA. KBA is committed to the Long Term Athlete Development program and will engage Coaches who follow that methodology. Throughout the year in each term KBA will run youth development leagues for primary age children from years 4- 8. The primary purpose of these leagues is to provide an opportunity for all primary school age athletes to experience competition and to be provided with professional coaching. The philosophy will be to enable participation by all irrespective of ability. Additionally the leagues are an opportunity to develop referees, coaches and score bench officials. This activity will carried out in partnership with MBA and CZBT. KBA will also seek out opportunities to participate with the BBNZ Kiwi Hoops in Primary Schools to engage potential athletes within the sport. Female centric programs will also be developed as a priority.

The aim is to create a youth centric basketball program in the Kapiti region to increase both sport participation rates and healthy development of the area's youth. In addition, KBA’s has a strong focus on increasing youth access to representative basketball both at a regional and national level. KBA has forged a number of strong partnership including Matts Basketball Academy and the Capital Zone Basketball Trust. The Kapiti Special Olympics is an affiliated and important member of KBA.


The KBA Committee


Name Role
Rob Scriven Chair
Niamh McManus Secretary
Murray Baxter Treasurer
Tim Upton Fundraising
Tanya Brown Photographer
Patrick Caudle Fundraising
Hamish Weir Communications
Theresa Barr Equipment
Katie Magalogo Membership and communications