The Southland Sharks are pleased to be able to have a role in the Southland Basketball Association’s coaching programme. This includes making themselves available to visit schools, take part in camps and clinics and support the representative programme. The players also help to support BBNZ programmes and act as mentors and role models for Southland youth.

This year Sharks Basketball is again supporting school initiatives to get Southland children to a Sharks game tanks to PLACEMAKERS 

The Hits is running a Noise Squad video competition where a whole class wins the chance to attend a Sharks game and form a guard of honour welcoming the team on the court.

Each year the SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks support one charity by taking a collection at a selected home game. In the past we have supported:

  • Foodbank Southland

  • Westpac Helicopter Appeal

  • St Johns Ambulance

  • Leukemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand

We have also supported in a variety of ways:

  • Healthy Families Invercargill

  • Kids Day Out

  • Gore Youth Awards

  • Give Kids a Chance

  • Youth Week

  • Brain Injured Children's Trust

  • Rape and Abuse Support Centre Southland

  • Autism New Zealand

  • Hospice Southland

  • Dan Davin Literary Foundation

  • Various Rotary Club fundraisers