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Launch of Basketball New Zealand Emerging Leaders Programme!

Launch of Basketball New Zealand Emerging Leaders Programme!


Applications are now open – Thursday 30th November.


The BBNZ Emerging Leaders Programme is an 18-month development opportunity starting February 1st 2024, for emerging female leaders in basketball. It focuses on empowering participants through residential workshops, mentorship, and skill-building development opportunities. Participants will gain increased self-confidence, improved communication skills, and the ability to think strategically; and will be supported to put these skills into practice in their day-to-day lives. It is also intentionally designed to empower them throughout their learning journey to contribute to the advancement of basketball associations, clubs, and associated organisations around the country.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Programme is open to all emerging female leaders from across basketball including, but not limited to, players, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, and board members.

  • Identifies as female
  • Is aged 18 years or over
  • Has the support of a Sponsor Organisation – either an association, club, or associated organisation*
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Intent to lead and implement change (in basketball)
  • Passion for seeking opportunities for improvement
  • Dedication to fostering inclusive environments
  • Value of collaboration and working with others
  • Desire to enhance their decision-making skills and think outside the box

* Associated organisations include BBNZ Associated Members and wider partners across the sport, active recreation, and play sector. This includes disability and inclusion-focused community organisations at both a regional and national level.

Programme benefits for participants

By participating and engaging in the BBNZ Emerging Leaders Programme, participants will expand their leadership toolbox and be empowered to confidently lead in both their personal and professional lives. They will also gain a network of mentors and peers to support them throughout their journey on the programme and beyond.

The learning journey

A key component of the programme for participants and Sponsor Organisations is the Community Project. The projects will be expected to emphasise and contribute to growing the game for women and or girls in basketball in New Zealand. Outside of the project, a unique aspect of the BBNZ Emerging Leaders Programme is that each participant’s learning journey and experience is designed uniquely for them. This means that the BBNZ Programme Team, work with each individual participant and with the collective group to determine the exact learning content that is most relevant to them. This personalised approach enables the leaders to take ownership of their own learning and development to ensure they are getting the most value, growth, and enjoyment from the Programme.

This next round of the BBNZ Emerging Leaders Programme is set to be an exciting one. For further information or to apply click on the links below. Applications close Thursday 14th December

Application for Basketball New Zealand 2024-2025 Emerging Leaders Programme – CLICK HERE

Guidebook for further information about the Basketball New Zealand Emerging Leaders Programme 2024-2025. – CLICK HERE

Sponsor Organisation letter of support for Basketball New Zealand Emerging Leader applicant 2024-2025 – CLICK HERE

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