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    Maltese Olympic Committee launches 3×3 Basketball Initiative in Schools

Maltese Olympic Committee launches 3×3 Basketball Initiative in Schools

Project is being carried out in collaboration with the Malta Basketball Association and the Malta Wheelchair Basketball Association

The Maltese Olympic Committee in collaboration with
the Malta Basketball Association and the Malta Wheelchair Basketball
Association today launched a campaign to promote  3×3 Basketball in schools. 

This project will take place in the months of
November and December.

The objective of the Campaign, which is part of
the  Maltese Olympic Committee Sports of
All programme is to enable students to discover, learn and understand this
emerging sport which will be part of the forthcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
and the 2023 Games of the Small States of Europe, which will be hosted in

Qualified international coaches will be running
practice sessions on a professional 3×3 Basketball Court which will be purposely
set up in a number of schools, which have accepted the Maltese Olympic
Committee’s invitation to be part of this programme.

Whilst creating a unique sports experience,
students will also benefit from the opportunity of practicing one of the newest Olympic Sport
disciplines. The programme has also included  3×3 wheelchair basketball, which will enable
students to not only experience a totally different dimension of basketball but
also become more aware of the inclusivity and wide spectrum of sports.

“The response to this project has been very positive and well received. We are very excited at the prospect to give exposure to this new sport. The synergy between the Maltese Olympic Committee, the Malta Basketball and Malta Wheelchair Basketball Association has been tremendous which augurs well for the development of this sport in Malta” David Azzopardi,  Director of Finance and Chairman of the Sports For All Commission within Maltese Olympic Committee.

The Project will see [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Basketball Association, News|Comments Off on Maltese Olympic Committee launches 3×3 Basketball Initiative in Schools|

3×3 Basketball | New Malta Champions crowned during Sigma 3×3 Championship Final

Malta National Aquarium hosted the last 3X3 basketball
tournament this year with SIGMA 3X3 Championship Final.

8 best teams participated in the event – and all of them
booked their spot in the tournament through the Championship stops played in
Msida, Pretty Bay, Ta`Qali and Tigne Point. The lineup in the Final was:

POOL A: QQriQ, Malta, Green Gang,
POOL B: $$$, And One, Sauce,

The event played as part of the Sport for All programme gathered a good crowd
around the court supporting players and after the afternoon filled with
intensity, team Malta (Nathan Xuereb, Matthew Gouder, Peter Shoults and Jamie
Defoe) became the new Malta 3X3 basketball Champions and booked their ticket to
2020 Satellite tournament abroad.

Tournament details:

The event was
sponsored by SiGMA, Malta National Aquarium, Malta Basketball Association and
Maltese Olympic Committee.

2019 SiGMA 3X3
Championship run across the summer and consisted of 5 Stops, where over 100
players were fighting for the Final games.

For more information
on the SIGMA Malta 3X3 Championship, including event updates, details and
rules, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, @malta3X3.

By |September 23rd, 2019|Basketball Association, News|Comments Off on 3×3 Basketball | New Malta Champions crowned during Sigma 3×3 Championship Final|

Basketball 3×3 set to take Malta by Storm

Maltese Olympic Committee on a drive to grow this sport

The Maltese Olympic Committee, under the  Olympic Solidarity Sports for All umbrella will be launching the first activity, in a series of many, involving 3 x 3 Basketball.

3×3 Basketball is a new initiative by FIBA help make basketball a more versatile sport and is a form of basketball played three a side on one hoop. 3×3 Basketball consists of two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench).

David Azzopardi, Chair of the Sports for all Commission explained that the first event will take place this weekend, Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October in Freedom Square in Valletta and participation is open to all.  Courts will be available from 10:00hrs on Saturday and 14:00hrs on Sunday.

In order to keep as much of a level playing field as possible allocated times have been set for school-aged children and wheelchair basketball. National League finals will also be held at the times listed below.

School Children
Saturday / Sunday
15:00hrs – 19:00hrs

Wheel Chair Basketball
Saturday / Sunday
12:00hrs – 19:00hrs

National League Finals
15:30hrs – 22:00hrs

15:00hrs – 20:00hrs

Those taking part will also be encouraged to practice wheelchair basketball and participating children and youths will be presented with a small memento.

“We are particularly thrilled with the inclusion of wheelchair basketball in the programme further strengthens our efforts to promote a sport for all mind-set in Malta”. – David Azzopardi.

“The 3×3 concept has all the elements and skills required for the sport but is one of the easiest and most effective ways to bring young people into the sport. The flexibility that 3×3 basketball has enables us [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Basketball Association, News|Comments Off on Basketball 3×3 set to take Malta by Storm|