bball-1sts-3.JPG Basketball is the third largest winter sport in terms of participation at King's High School. We field many teams ranging from the casual to the elite teams, including Year 9 Junior 'A', Year 10 Junior 'A' and the traditional 'First 5'. Elite coaching is offered to those students who wish to excel in this sport.


The basis for basketball is the local competition run by Basketball Otago on Friday nights.  In addition to this we have an extensive set of interschool fixtures which include games against Otago Boys', Waitaki Boys', Southland Boys' and Shirley Boys' High Schools.  There is also the possibility of age group competitions, South Islands and National Championships. 


Basketball at King's High has a proud and long tradition. Many of our ex pupils continue to play competitively whether that is for the Nuggets or in the local men's grade competitions.  Our most famous son in the field of basketball is of course Glen Denham, an old boy who attended from 1977-1982 and played over 200 games for his country, including many games as Captain, spanning 11 years from 1988-1997. 

For more information contact:

Mr Sam Fielding
Teacher in Charge

Mr Nic Sullivan
Teacher in Charge

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