BBNZ has sent the following information which will change our tournament teams from next year.
Basketball New Zealand (BBNZ) has, with the Community Advisory Group, been reviewing the rules and regulations around our tournaments. We recently advised on the tournament structure for the next three years and have now completed a series of additional recommendations for the BBNZ Board to consider at their October meeting. We will advise those decisions once they are made.
However one decision has been made now as it will potentially impact end of year activities for Asssociations. This relates to the age definitions used for tournaments and teams. From 2020 BBNZ will adjust its age definitions to fall in line with FIBA (and with almost all other sporting codes in New Zealand). This means that players in, for example, an under 13 team or event will be able to turn 13 in the year of the event – in effect under 13 will mean 13 and under. This will have the effect of moving all age limits up by one year – see below.
This change takes effect for all activities in 2020 (it does not effect the 2019 under 13 Regionals). To help people adjust we will look to use year of birth as a reference point where we can.
New Age Eligibility Criteria
Published: Fri Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM