Representative Fund: U23 Basketball
Three brothers on one national team is common in NZ’s national level rugby, but within the Manawatū District, the Scott brothers chosen sport is basketball.
Three brothers on one national team is common in NZ’s national level rugby, but within the Manawatū District, the Scott brothers chosen sport is basketball. Lachlan, Campbell and Fraser Scott play for the Feilding-Oroua Jokers team and along with their teammates qualified to represent the Manawatū District in August at the NZ U23 Basketball Tournament. The tournament was hosted in Auckland and the Scott’s applied and were awarded financial assistance through the Representative Fund.
The Feilding-Oroua Jokers were one of 16 teams at the competition competing at a national level. Nine players were originally selected for the team though shortly before the tournament began, two players cancelled due to illness and injury. With only seven players, allowing for two substitute it is safe to say each of the players on the Feilding-Oroua Jokers team had their fair share of playing time. The team finished seventh overall. This was the Scott’s first time all playing in the same tournament and for the same team which was a pretty special opportunity.
The Scott brothers are well integrated in basketball sharing their passion for the sport as coaches for the Feilding High School Sr B Basketball team as well as teams at Feilding Intermediate, and in the Wednesday night local competition. Campbell Scott has taken his love of the game further this year by playing for the Manawatu Jets. Congratulations to the Feilding – Oroua Jokers on their seventh-place finish and thank you to the Scott brothers for sharing your passion with council today and within the community.
The Scott brothers at the NZ U23 Basketball Tournament.