Pictured: Bailey Ransfield representing New Zealand at the Hoops National Tournament 2016
SHOOTING HOOPS AND CHASING DREAMS, NGATI MARUS BAILEY RANSFIELD HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE IN BASKETBALL!
As a child, and after watching her older brother play basketball, Bailey Ransfield knew that this sport was meant for her.
Bayley’s sights have been set high ever since she started playing mini ball as a 5yr old, she represented her local team in age group reps. Bayley has played as an NZ rep with the NZ U16 team, and was part of the side who recently took on China’s under-19 team. She said came away feeling positive from the experience.
Bayley was also a part of the JTFs who competed at the Hoop Nations tournament 2016 and won the Premier Women’s grade competing against some of New Zealand’s best talent.
She has played for NP Girls High School for the past 4 years having won Secondary School Nationals and Secondary schools 3×3 Nationals both in 2014. That same year the team was honoured to win the Taranaki Jnr Sports Team of the Year.
For the past 2 years she has captained the NPGHS School team and made NZ U19 Secondary schools tournament team this year. Bayley is hopeful of being offered a basketball scholarship to play and attend university in America in 2017.
Ka Rawe Bailey for being a shining star in our iwi!