The Dunsandel Lions Basketball team is born!!

For the first time ever we had a basketball team entered in the local Selwyn Y5/6 Basdketball competition. Our Dunsandel Lions team was coached by Mrs Righton and was made up of Year 5 and 6 children keen to learn a new sport and develop their skills. The team was fortunate to have a number of sessions with Canterbury Rams and Fiji basketball legend Marcus Whippy and other members of the Canterbury Rams. The team also attended the basketball match between the NZ Womens team and Japan at Cowles Stadium.

The team played well enough during the season to qualify for the final of the competition. This was a marvellous achievement as no player had ever played basketball before. The team lost their final to a fine Clearview team.

Representative Honours 2015

Canterbury Under 13 Squad

  • Katelyn R
  • Alex C

Selwyn Raiders Yr 5/6 Girls

  • Lucy B
  • Katelyn R
  • Katie R

Selwyn Raiders Yr 5/6 Boys

  • Alex C
  • Sam R
  • Kane B