Congratulations to Year 12 Kaiapoi High School student Helen Matthews on her recent selection to the New Zealand Under 17 Basketball team! Helen has been supported by Kaiapoi High School throughout her basketball journey and gave credit to the school for supplying high-quality basketball coaching (Peter McAllister) in the early years and most recently being coached for the Senior A School team by Ash Fane, who has been a member of the Canterbury Wildcats. “Having access to high-level basketball knowledge at school has been fantastic”.
Helen’s goal is to attend college in America via a basketball scholarship, competing against some of the best competition in the world. Helen is pictured next to the plans of the new gymnasium, which will be built at Kaiapoi High School in 2018 and will include an international size basketball court.