The Saints visit Kapiti

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The Wellington Saints Basketball Team came Marching in to Kapiti On Wednesday  26 June the NBL Wellington Saints Basketball Team came out to the Kapiti Pak'n Save.

Kapiti Pak'nSave organised for the Saints Team to come out  to Kapiti and invited our Players, Coaches and Families to be part of the FUN on the day.

It was a gorgeous Kapiti sunny day and everyone had a ball, shooting hoops, winning prizes, a sausage sizzle and also winning tickets to the Saints last home game on Sunday 30 June.

A big thank you to Pak'nSave for organising a fun filled afternoon and also a big thanks to the Saints Basketball Team for taking time out to come and visit our kids and families on the Kapiti Coast. It was so great to see our Hoop Club Kapiti kids shooting hoops with the Saints boys that afternoon - something they will never forget!!!


- Angelo Robinson, Director of Coaching
Hoop Club Kapiti

Mother's Day "Kids vs Mums" Games at Hoop Club Kapiti on Sunday 12 May

Every year Hoop Club Kapiti hold their annual "Kids vs Mums" games at Hoop Club on Mother's Day. This is something all our players really look forward to.

It is always a great fun day with both the Mums and Kids all having a great time but both all trying to win.  In fact it can get very competitive and this year was no exception, the Mums were all there out in force, and the players were keen to show off their skills they had learnt at Hoop Club.

The sessions started off with the players and the Mums doing the warm ups and skills and drills together. Then all the Mums took part in the Hot Shots Competitions with the kids watching and cheering their Mums on from the side lines.

After that the official Kids vs Mums games were played and all the games were all very close, but All the Mums were the winners on the day!!! As it should be!!!

If Mum wasn't able to be there players invited an older Sister, Aunty, Grandmother, Nana or Friend.

Hoop Club Kapiti also holds the same event - "Kids vs Dads" games on Father's Day so look out Dads - September is not that far away!!!

Photos attached from the day - photographs by Dawn Ireland-Spicer

-Hoop Club (Kapiti)

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Congratulations to our Hoop Club Kapiti 2019 Summer Social League Basketball Winners



Congratulations to the Schmokey's Team

"Championship Winners" HCK Summer Social League 2019

Runners Up the Gorillas 

3rd Place the Bears 

The Hoop Club Kapiti Social League was once again an action packed 10 week competition with some great games played and everyone fighting hard to make it through to the playoffs, semi-finals and finals.

Director of Coaching Angelo Robinson said "All the games were played in the spirit of Basketball and a love of the game. Thanks to all the Teams who took part to make this another successful part of the Hoop Club Kapiti's Programmes for 2019.

The Hoop Club Kapiti Winter Social League starts on Wed 24 July for further information contact Lindsay 027 6194636 or<

-Hoop Club Kapiti

FAMILY FUN DAY held on the last day of Hoop Club Term 1 2019

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Our FAMILY FUN DAY was held on the last day of Hoop Club for Term 1 Lots of SKILLS & DRILLS and activities were held which both kids and parents participated in on the day, then everyone took to the court to play the "KIDS vs PARENTS" GAMES - this is always great fun with everyone (kids & parents) trying to win!

Also throughout the morning HOT SHOT COMPETITIONS were held with parents trying their hand at shooting 3 point shots & half court shots with lots of Prizes and Spot prizes up for grabs.

What a great day it was and so much FUN!!!

Hoop Club Kapiti's Junior Coaching Programme for ages 5 to 17 years, has started back for Term 2. New Players Most Welcome Come and have a go!

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Photos from the day attached - Photography by Dawn Ireland-Spicer

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Hoop Club Kapiti held a fun Hot Shots Competition in the Pak'n Save Carpark.

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Hoop Club Kapiti held a fun Hot Shots Competition in the Pak'n Save Carpark.

Up for grabs were a Family pass to The Breakers game , a Free Term Pass to the Hoop Club Kapiti Junior Programme  and a Pak' n Save Gift Voucher plus heaps of Spot Prizes as well.

It was a great day with lots of people coming out to support Hoop Club Kapiti and to try their hand at winning the prizes. 

Congratulations to the Winners of the Hot Shot Competition 

1st - Family pass to the NZ Breakers Game (2 Adults & 2 Children) - winner Kaylis Peneha 2nd - FREE term pass Hoop Club Kapiti Junior Programme - winner Luliana Nouata 3rd - $40 Pak'n Save voucher - Stella Miritana 

A massive thanks to all who came, helped and took part. Hoop Club Kapiti Juniors really appreciate your support. 

Below is a photo of Kaylis Peneha with his winning tickets to the Breakers game and some photos of the action on the day.

Angelo Robinson
Director of Coaching
Hoop Club Kapiti

Ph 04 9040142
Cell 021 1651819

-Hoop Club Kapiti

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Hoop Club Kapiti - Master Games 2019

Kapiti Hoop Club - Masters Team

Kapiti Hoop Club - Masters Team

 It all started back in September. After another competitive Sunday scrimmage I started thinking.. we were doing pretty good for a bunch of old fellas. A quick Google and I found that 35 was the starting age for Basketball at the Masters Games. Even better was the fact that the next Masters games was in Whanganui in February 2019. The timing and location couldn't have been more perfect. I convinced a couple of the other guys that we had to do this and then we went about trying to recruit anybody else who was in the right age range. While we recruited we continued going to the Hoop Club scrimmages every Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon. Before we knew it we were off to Whanganui.  

We had heard rumours of some of the competition we'd be up against. But we were still pretty shocked when we got to Springvale Stadium and spotted Phil Jones milling around the court. I grew up idolising Phil Jones. He's a two time Olympian, a member of the 2002 Tall Blacks who finished 4th in the World Championships and an NBL legend. Our first game was against his team. We were shell-shocked to say the least but did a reasonable job of hanging tough. Our second game of Day 1 was a much closer affair but again we were matched against a number of former NBL players. We had a good first half and were almost even at the break but eventually lost by 20 after a tough second half. After checking out the other teams on Day 1 it was apparent we'd been handed a tough draw. Our first two losses had come at the hands of the Gold and Silver medal favourites. The other teams looked more on our level. 

Our third and final pool game on the morning of Day 2 was against a team called the Lakers Young Guns. It was a close one but we managed to grind out a win to finish third place in our pool. With a new found swagger we spent the afternoon of Day 2 checking out the sights of Whanganui. The city really comes alive for the Masters Games and the organisers should take a bow for doing an amazing job. We finished the day with a BBQ in the park and a team viewing of the 1992 classic basketball film "White Men Can't Jump". 

On the third and final day of competition we had our 5th/6th playoff game against the team who finished 3rd in the other pool - the Pacers. The Pacers didn't have the star-power of some of the other teams we had played but they had a deep bench and good ball movement. At this point we were down to 6 players as one of our guys had to go home after Day 2. The game was close but we eventually went down by 4 points. The loss gave us an overall finish of 6th out of 8 teams. 

Overall the tournament was a raging success. We got to play against some true legends of New Zealand Basketball and had some really competitive games. But best of all we had a great time on and off the court.

Article By Shanan Gough – Member of the Hoop Club Kapiti Men’s Masters Team 2019

Hoop Club Kapiti – Basketball Coaching Programme – Term 1 2019


Paraparaumu Sessions:

Sunday 10 February to Sunday 7 April

Paraparaumu College Community Sportshall, Mazengarb Road, Paraparaumu

9.30 to 10.30am 5 to 7 year olds

10.30 to 11.30am 8 to 10 year olds

11.30 to 12.30pm 11 to 17 year olds


Contact – Angelo Robinson 04 9040142 or

Otaki Sessions:

Sunday 10 February to Sunday 7 April

Otaki College Gym, Mill Road, Otaki

2.30 to 3.30pm 5 to 10 year olds

3.30 to 4.30pm 11 to 17 year olds


Contact – Corey Woodroofe 0274439141 or

Angelo Robinson

Director of Coaching

Hoop Club Kapiti

Ph 04 9040142

Cell 021 1651819