“We are excited to announce the staging of seven qualifying events across five states during March, April and May,” Moore said.
“We thank all of the regional councils, regional tourism and events bodies, local associations and the basketball community for supporting this concept. The inaugural 3X3 Nationals would not have been possible without these incredible partners,” he said.
Moore officially announced the seven iconic event locations around the country, including:
- Geelong Arena, Victoria - 7-8 March 2015
- Murray Bridge Unity College, SA - 14-15 March 2015
- Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, WA - 14-15 March 2015
- Latrobe Leisure Centre, Victoria - 28-29 March 2015
- Wollongong Crown Street Mall, NSW - 11-12 April 2015
- Gold Coast Broadbeach Mall, Queensland - 16-17 April 2015
- Townsville Basketball Centre, Queensland - 2-3 May 2015
Categories include both male and female teams consisting of U14, U16, U18 & Open. The 3X3 Nationals are being presented by Basketball Australia, in conjunction with Tournament Director, Initiative Sport.
“3X3 has been extremely popular overseas and I am confident that Australia will also experience the same success”, Mr. Moore said.
The 3X3 Nationals are open to basketballers from across the community, including associations, schools, businesses and even from local “street” courts. Teams consist of four players who are guaranteed at least three matches in their qualifying event.
Teams that qualify for the quarter finals at each of the seven 3X3 Nationals – Qualifier events, are automatically eligible to compete in the 3X3 National Finals, with no registration fee being charged for the Finals. Teams can register and compete in multiple qualifying events if they wish.
An impressive list of prizes and incentives will be announced prior to the first event.
For information about team registrations and the competition, please go directly to the Basketball Australia website: www.basketball.net.au
To receive further information, images, footage and interview opportunities please contact:
Major Event Manager
M: (+61) 412 640 379