Otago Nuggets’ Joshua Aitcheston signs a ball for Queenstown’s Cooper Parcell, 5, during a training camp for more than 50 kids from Queenstown and Central at the Events Centre last Saturday.

The Nuggets’ entire squad and coaching staff turned up for the session, organised by  Central Otago Basketball’s Jackie Kukutai.

The Nuggets played two pre-season games against the Southland Sharks over the weekend, winning a game apiece.

In a pre-season women’s National Basketball League game last Sunday, Otago Gold Rush took on Kukutai’s Central Otago women’s team, with the locals
winning 66 to 46.