With its endorsement as an Olympic sport, 3x3 basketball is finally booming – both here in Australia and around the world. First introduced to the shire at the opening of the outdoor basketball court at Tuross Head in October 2013 the game saw a short-term level of interest that then waned due to the lack of available free outdoor basketball courts.
Above: The outdoor basketball court at Tuross Head was officially opened by Lauren Jackson (above) in October 2013 from funds raised by the Tuross Head community. The day featured demonstration games of 3x3 basketball. Vincent Edwards,10, had the honour of throwing the first goal. Lei Parker (above) was then president of the Tuross Head Progress Association and the driving force behind the new basketball court that would be free to the community to use all year around. Now 3x3 basketball is returning to Eurobodalla. Eurobodalla Council’s coordinator of recreation advised that there have some top-level competition with the pro event on Saturday 20 of February coming to Batemans Bay.
“We’ve already locked away Aussie men’s number one Lucas Walker, as well as other ranked players. In the women’s games Abby Cubillo and Alex Delaney from the Canberra Capitals headline the registrations.
“It’s perfect weekend entertainment; watch and learn from some of the best in the country.”
Mr Neason said locals wanting to try their hand hadn’t been forgotten, with a weekend of age-group games, ranging from under 12s to under 18s, on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February.
“Of course, we welcome spectators for both the professional games and the local carnival,” Mr Neason said.
The 3x3 events form part of a wider Streets as Shared Spaces project, funded by the NSW Government. For more information on the pro event or to sign up an age-group team contact 4474 7438.
Above: 3x3Hustle is coming to the Clyde with some top level competition and opportunities for locals to play in the booming sport of 3x3 basketball.