28 Jun 2012

Tall Ferns coach says more support would be welcome

10:19 am on 28 June 2012

The Tall Ferns' coach says there are a number of things in women's basketball in New Zealand that need to be reviewed so that they can be more competitive on the international stage.

The Tall Ferns have missed out on the London Olympics after being defeated 54-51 by Argentina in their Olympic Qualifying tournament in Turkey this morning.

Kennedy Kereama says more support for the Tall Ferns doesn't necessarily come down to funding, and says extra training camps, more games, and a longer selection process would be beneficial.

Kennedy Kereama says it will always be hard to compete against sides like those in Europe, where most of the players are full time professionals.