Through partnerships, the CRBF is able to assist with promotion, participation and development of basketball throughout Canterbury & the wider South Island. CRBF has been operating since 2014. Every year over 3,000 young people (girls & boys) & 200 coaches are impacted through our programmes from throughout the South Island.

The CRBF have a collaborative relationship with the Canterbury Rams (Canterbury Regional Men’s Team), Mainland Pouākai (new Upper South Island Regional Women’s Team) & has a service agreement with Basketball Development Nelson Trust (BDNT) to deliver regional programmes including Mentoring & Mainland Eagles in the Tasman region.  It has access to the Rams & Pouākai brand and resources which greatly enables & supports the ability to engage with young people and delivery of its programmes.

The organisations have a large amount of voluntary contribution helping to maximise the resources that can be applied to the programmes.  The delivery of the CRBF programmes lead to increased participation and engagement of tamariki and rangatahi (boys & girls) throughout the South Island.  Our programmes aim for longer term sustainable behavioural change utilising basketball as the catalyst for this holistic change.

While the Rams & Pouākai operate as independent entities from CRBF, CRBF receives:

  • Any profits these entities make which it can reinvest in youth and community development programmes
  • Access to profile personnel to support delivery of community programmes