21 Dec 2018

Why is basketball so poorly funded?

From Afternoons, 1:37 pm on 21 December 2018

The popularity of basketball has grown so fast that in some areas there are just not enough courts to go around. Participation is predicted to top netball, soccer and rugby for secondary students within 10 years.

Yet last week, High Performance Sport NZ announced the results of its latest $36 million funding round. Rowing got $5.1 million. Canoeing, $1.9 million.. and basketball only got, $150,000.

Madeleine Chapman of The Spinoff  wrote Steven Adams' autobiography says this is seriously out of whack, she explains why.

Tall Black Reuben Te Rangi

Tall Black Reuben Te Rangi Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz

And you can read her article on the Spinoff here

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