Deaf Society of Canterbury

Christchurch Deaf Basketball: A trip to Westport

1975
The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team travels to Westport during Queen’s Birthday weekend 1975 to participate in the Matai Invitation Tournament. Games are played at the Westport Community Hall. Footage covers players travelling to the West Coast via cars, with a few stops on the way, and a compulsory stop at the pub!
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The Christchurch Deaf Club basketball team travels to Westport during Queen’s Birthday weekend 1975 to participate in the Matai Invitation Tournament. Games are played at the Westport Community Hall. Footage covers players travelling to the West Coast via cars, with a few stops on the way, and a compulsory stop at the pub! The boys also make a trip to Pancake Rocks. (No footage of the game in this clip). There is a close-up of the ‘Westport News’, showing a basketball announcement, ‘FIRST GAME: DEAF BOYS v MATAI’.

  1. Ainsley (Robbie) Robinson

  2. Alan Stewart

  3. Bernard (Bernie) Atkins

  4. David Rutledge

  5. Dennis Tod

  6. Gary Beale

  7. Gary Brown

  8. Geoff Harker

  9. John Ferguson

  10. Kevin Harker

  11. Marshall Bennett

  12. Robert (Bob) Forrest

  13. Royce Flynn

  14. Tony McMahon

Donated by Deaf Society of Canterbury
Produced by Michael Hope
Original format 400ft 8mm
Reference number DSC17-01-SPO75