The Raglan Area School Senior Boys’ Basketball team has started another year off with a bang, with a convincing win over Ngaruawahia for their first game and a narrow victory over Rakaumangamanga for their second game. It came down to the last 30 seconds and was a real nail-biter.

We have lost a lot of talent from last year’s team but the next generation of players have really stepped up and there is a lot of young talent coming through. Standout players have been Tutahanga Waretini, Richard Keremeta and Amaziah Lelievre.

Thank you to our coach Dirk De Ruysscher, our assistant coach Rangi Rongo, and our manager Joseph Rao. A massive thank you to Raglan Land Company for their sponsorship, that is getting us to the regional competition this year.

Sean Dillon