We Are Moving to New Zealand! | Rasmus Signs Contract with the NZ Breakers

Updated: May 22, 2021

Hello, New Zealand!

It's official! Rasmus has signed a contract with the New Zealand Breakers. We were close to signing with them over the summer before it fell through. They've had some roster limitations due to COVID, among other concerns.

The Breakers play in the National Basketball League (NBL), the top league in Australia, and are among the world’s top leagues. Rasmus is an Australian citizen.

He was born in Denmark and moved to Australia at age two, where his parents later played handball in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The NBL has been Rasmus's childhood dream. He was raised in Brisbane, Australia, always watching the Brisbane Bullets.

Goodbye, Denmark

Of course, we are sad to be leaving Denmark. We loved our city there, Rasmus' team, as well as the wonderful friends we made over almost three years.

Thank you to all of Ras's coaches, both past and present, who've encouraged him along the way. We left amicably from Randers Cimbria-- they were sad to see us go and welcomed us back anytime. Morten Hansen, the club owner, said,

"Rasmus is a good player, guy, and teammate, who has gotten along really well here with his wife, but we are aware that it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Rasmus. It's one of the top four or five leagues he's going to play in if he's doing well enough, so we will not stand in the way.

This industry moves fast. We found out the Breakers were interested on December 2nd, and we flew out on the 5th. We packed up our apartment and moved in less than 24 hours.

What's Next: 14-Day Quarantine

For the next few months, we'll be living in Melbourne, Australia. Ras’s team will be based in Melbourne due to COVID. Typically, the Breakers fly to all of their games out of Auckland, New Zealand. They are the only team not based in Australia, so it made sense to relocate closer to the other teams. </