THE Pacific Coast Slam has become a tradition for former Kiwi international Teresa Cargo. Cargo spent a number of years in her country's basketball team before cracked vertebrae forced her from the side.
She brought 101 players and 23 staff, plus a number of referees and valuators with her. "We absolutely love it," she said.
"My own kids have come and competed at this event before. "I love being involved in anything sporty." Cargo said she still played at home in a team made up of a number of ex-Kiwi representatives. But it's obvious junior development is big on her radar.
"I'm still very much involved in junior development in the sport," she said. "Coming to Port Macquarie is a part of that, we do it every year.
"It's just so fun. I love being around the young kids, it's all about junior development."
Apart from the tournament itself, Cargo said she loved Port Macquarie and fit right in with the lifestyle.
"You always see people out running on the beach of a morning and that's the sort of person I am," she said. We all absolutely love it here.
"It's a very nice place."