Sharing the Sport in New Zealand




















PALM DESERT – Basketball Immersion right now introduced a brand new partnership with three organizations in New Zealand to share the sport: Franklin Bulls, Franklin Basketball Affiliation and Swoosh Coaching. Efficient instantly, the partnership will see Alex Sarama be a part of these organizations as a guide with a deal with participant improvement and coach training through the 2021/22 season.

The Bulls are an expert staff collaborating within the New Zealand Nationwide Basketball League. The Franklin Affiliation are answerable for all basketball improvement throughout the Franklin area of New Zealand. Swoosh Coaching is a number one personal basketball firm working throughout the Taranaki area.

NZ Bulls Head Coach Jamie Reddish (proper) with Assistant Coach Morgan Maskell (left)

These organizations have been a part of the Immersion group for plenty of years, with Swoosh Coaching & Franklin Basketball internet hosting Chris Oliver in 2019 on the Immersion Tour of New Zealand. This partnership will deepen the connection between all events even additional.

“I’m thrilled to work along with the Bulls, Franklin Affiliation, and Swoosh Coaching to raise the usual of basketball throughout the Franklin and Taranaki communities” mentioned Alex Sarama. “I can’t wait to begin delivering primarily based on the clear strategic plan these organizations have in-place, in addition to making a go to out to New Zealand sooner or later.”

Bulls Normal Supervisor Scott Kelso commented: “We all the time need to be contemplating how we develop our gamers and coaches at each stage. Having had Chris Oliver right down to Franklin at our Franklin Bulls camp up to now, we all know that this partnership will elevate what we are able to supply to our group. Alex will carry one thing new, totally different, and excessive stage which is well-regarded on the worldwide stage. We’re excited so as to add B.I. to the Bulls household!”  

Jamie Reddish, GM of the Franklin Basketball Affiliation, is equally excited concerning the partnership: “We’re all the time on the lookout for methods to develop our basketball group. Basketball Immersion is a world chief in coach/participant improvement with their proof primarily based strategies, video games method to studying & extra. This partnership will profit our total Affiliation we’re excited to get began.”

Joe Reddish and Sam Funnell of Swoosh Coaching

Basketball Immersion Founder Chris Oliver toured New Zealand in 2019, the place he ran a number of clinics together with one with Joe Reddish and Sam Funnell at Swoosh Coaching. As a part of this partnership, Immersion will construct on lots of the concepts shared from Oliver’s preliminary go to. Coach training classes might be performed on-line by Alex Sarama, along with reflective duties and one in-person go to to carry Immersion ideas to life. 

Joe Reddish, Proprietor of Swoosh, commented “We have now been B.I. members since late 2018 & had been fortunate sufficient to host & comply with Chris when he toured NZ in 2019. Sam can also be part of the B.I internship program which is an incredible alternative and one thing benefiting our total organisation. We’re excited to additional develop our relationship with the B.I staff alongside our good associates from the Franklin group.” 

Try what occurred the final time Chris Oliver visited New Zealand.


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