Festival of Basketball offers fans a new way to try out the game

British Basketball is organising a special participation zone for new fans to try out the game, in its most important week of the year.

The “Festival of Basketball” will be staged prior to the final home EuroBasket 2017 qualifier for Great Britain’s senior men on Saturday September 10th, within 5 minutes’ walk of the Copper Box.

In conjunction with Basketball England, British Wheelchair Basketball and London Sport, the sessions are designed to help those new to basketball of whatever age to have a go. In particular, it promises to be a great opportunity for those inspired by the Rio Olympics to get involved.

Fans will also be able to enjoy coaching sessions in basketball and wheelchair basketball, as long as they bring appropriate footwear. The event takes place at Gainsborough Playing Fields, just a stone’s throw from the Copper Box Arena in East London.

Trickshot competitions and help on getting more involved in basketball will be on hand, before Great Britain face Hungary later that evening.

It is hoped that in future years, the Festival can grow and become an occasion for the whole game to come together and celebrate all that is good about basketball.

Source: British Basketball
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