Basketball at Newington sees boys of all ages competing at various levels with the opportunity to tour overseas.
AAGPS Basketball officially began in 1975 and Newington has had a proud history in the competition ever since.
The program is open to all levels of ability:
- Representative divisions, 1sts, 2nds, 3rds and A and B teams
- Participation divisions, 4ths to 12ths and Cs–Hs in the junior divisions.
Excellent facilities and training including:
- Five basketball courts
- Weights room for strength and conditioning training
- 25-metre indoor pool for recovery sessions
- We have morning skills sessions that are open to any boy who wishes to work on his game.
The school also organises domestic and overseas tours for boys to travel and play against other schools to lift their game and learn new skills. In 2018, Newington Basketball went on a USA/Washington State/Oregon Tour which saw us compete in a series of friendlies against American High Schools.
Training and Competition
Competition involves home and away fixtures against other AAGPS schools played on Saturdays during term. The AAGPS Competition culminates in a Championship which takes place at the end of the Summer Season.
Each year Newington participates in the National Schools Basketball Championships that are rotated throughout the country and we tour to the USA / China every two years.
2018 saw the Newington Basketball program compete with a total of 57 teams across all age groups in the GPS competition. Once again, Newington sent five teams to Melbourne for the National Schools Championships where the 2nds came 4th in their Division and the 1sts finished 5th in Championship Division. In the AAGPS competition proper, the 1sts won the Deny Hake Trophy as GPS Champions, NSW CIS Champions and Champion School of NSW. The 2nds had a strong year coming second in both the GPS and Peter Yeend Tournament.