Vipers Basketball is a female training and development academy based in Gore, Eastern Southland of New Zealand.

Vipers Basketball was initially formed as an adult women's team in 2019 by Glen Perkins & Tia Tuhakaraina to compete in a local tournament. After winning the title in our first tournament the drive soon shifted to developing future female basketballers, with a strong focus on our Vipers Academy.

Alongside Vipers Academy, Vipers Basketball run training camps for female players aged 5 through to 18, and annual trials preparation sessions for U13, U15 & U17 age groups.


Vipers Basketball currently offer the following training programmes:

Vipers Academy: Skills and game training for the most promising females aged 14-18. Our academy works with multiple coaches pushing players to their highest level, and is a potential pathway into our Vipers Tournament Team.

Vipers Camps: Vipers Basketball are excited to present our Vipers Easter Camp for ages 5-18! Our high energy sessions introduce a range of exciting drills & games which focus on the fundamental skills, with our 9-13 & 14-18 age groups incorporating structured plays. Our intermediate and senior sessions cover all aspects of the game with a range of high energy drills targeting ball handling, shooting, passing, defensive and footwork skills throughout each session. Junior players will cover core skills in high energy, positive, games based sessions.

Trials Preparation: U13, U15 & U17: A 2 session training programme per age group, held once weekly for 2 weeks leading up to trials. These sessions teach skills expected at each age group, covering basic terminology, fundamental skills and basic structured plays.

For further details on training sessions, dates, times and costs, please visit our News & Info page

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Vipers Basketball

Street Address: 29 Avon Street, Gore, 9710
Postal Address: PO Box 133, Gore, 9740


Phone: 027 483 4948