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 2019, Newington Basketball went on a USA Tour which saw us compete in a series of friendlies against American High Schools in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.
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.
2019 saw the Newington Basketball program compete with a total of 58 teams across all age groups in the GPS competition. Once again, Newington sent teams to Melbourne for the Australian Schools Championships where we received our 20-year participation banner. The 1sts took home fourth place from the School Championships, won the plate at the Knox tournament, and managed a grand final appearance at the Trinity Challenge basketball tournament. The 2nds had a strong performances at the Sydney Schools Shootout and Newington classic tournaments, and winning the San Francisco Sand Dune basketball tournament was the highlight of a successful USA tour.