HB Lead Basketball Academy

“Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua”.

“Lead, and give sight to those who follow; Follow, and give life to those who Lead”.

We are HB Lead Basketball Academy Kahungunu poitūkohu and currently run programmes for rangatahi across Napier, Hastings and Central Hawkes bay.

Our vision is to grow the rangatahi from the inside and out – utilising basketball to develop, connection resilience, leadership and grow māori culture amongst our rangatahi. Within our tikanga (protocol) you will learn and recite your pepeha/whakapapa and grow confidence in public and group speaking. 

Head coach and coordinator Jordan Pomana experience within basketball spans over 25 years which includes representative, Māori nationals and all levels of school coaching. Six years as apart and head coaching within the Paora Winitana and Paul Henare Hawkesbay basketball academy which included structural planing, NZ Breakers experience and tours and coaching in the USA. 

Our morning program is designed to challenge our rangatahi both physically and mentally. We build fundamentals in the game and raise IQ to teach the game at a high level.

We are also active in other areas in our community, we have assisted Maraenui bilingual school and provided clinics in Wairoa and Te Hauke. We are also looking to add teams into the local leagues and travel to tournaments and inter club travel.

If you are looking for a kaupapa which goes beyond the game of basketball which builds the person as well as the athlete, get in touch with us today.

Key dates:

Whānau and information events which outlines our 2022 program, where we invite Whānau to attend to meet and greet.

  • CHB academy 3pm Sunday 30th January - Centralines sports Complex.
  • Napier and Hastings academy 6pm Thursday 3rd February - Hastings sports centre.

Note if you cannot any of these events, please contact us.


Training Days, times and Venues 

Monday: 12-18 years 6am-7am Hastings sports centre.

Tuesday/Thursday: 13-18 years 6am - 645am Centralines sports complex.

Tuesday/Thursday: 9-12 years 645am-730am Centralines sports complex.

Friday: 12-18 years 6am-7am Pettigrew Green arena.

Sunday: 6-11 years 8am-9am Hastings sports centre.


Term Dates:

Term 1: Feb 14 - March 20th

Term 2: May 9th - June 12th

Term 3: August 1st - September 4th

Term 4: October 31st - December 4th


​​​​​​​Contact details:

For further information please contact:

Coach Jordan Pomana 

Cell phone: 0273768459

Email: hbleadbasketball@gmail.com