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Basketball's out to win

Mikayla Wright
Basketball Team chanting
Young basketball team chanting  Tom McKenzie

Basketball is at an all time high in Aotearoa, with more and more kiwi kids taking to the court.

The sport has overtaken rugby in national secondary school participation and leads in popularity in Christchurch. 

National team The Breakers were recently in the NBL final for the first time in a while, potentially as a result of more high quality players coming through the sport from a young age. 

I went along to a local intermediate league to see how it's going...