A focus on growing junior numbers in the local basketball club is behind a new event to be held at Silverdale School this weekend.
It follows another new event, the Basketball Battle, at the Stanmore Bay Pool & Leisure Centre last weekend. Incoming chair of the Hibiscus Coast Basketball Association, Brett Forsyth, says the 3 x 3 format of the games on Sunday, December 20 at Silverdale School will be very spectator-friendly and any supporters, family and friends are welcome to attend.
The games, for children aged 10-16 years, are fast-paced, because it’s teams of three playing on half-courts. Divisions include Boys Elite, Boys Development and a Girls Only league.
“Three x three gives all players huge involvement in the game and is played in a sociable, fun format,” Brett says. “We want to encourage local kids to get involved in this fast growing sport.”
He says six courts will be full, from the time the first games start at 9am. Games for the U14 and U16 players start at 1pm. Info: hibiscuscoast.basketball