BNSW CELEBRATES NAIDOC WEEK WITH EXCITING 3X3 BASKETBALL GALA DAYS

Written by Jaylee Ismay
13 June, 2024

As NAIDOC Week 2024 approaches, Basketball NSW is thrilled to announce two free NAIDOC Basketball Gala Days, set to ignite the spirit of community and celebration in Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga.

NAIDOC Week is held from July 7th to 14th and this year’s theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,’ emphasises the enduring strength and vibrancy of First Nations culture.

In line with this powerful theme, Basketball NSW is hosting two special events in Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga, offering a unique opportunity for community members to engage with the sport of basketball while honouring the rich traditions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Event Details:

  • Coffs Harbour: 9:00am – 3:00pm – Friday 12th July 2024 (registrations close 11th July)
  • Wagga Wagga: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 15th July 2024 (registrations close 13th July)

These events, held during the July school holidays, aim to provide a fun and inclusive environment for participants of all skill levels. From young first-timers to seasoned players, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities and celebrate the essence of NAIDOC Week through basketball.

Activities and Age Groups:

The 3X3 Basketball Gala Days will feature a variety of activities designed to engage and entertain:

  • Skills sessions for 5-10 year olds
  • 3×3 basketball tournament across the following divisions:
    • U12’s: Born 2015, 2014, 2013
    • U14’s: Born 2012, 2011
    • U16’s: Born 2010, 2009
    • Opens: Born 2008 & earlier

Participants can look forward to an exciting day filled with:

3X3 Basketball Games, shooting competitions, fun games with prizes, off-court activities, DJ playing music all day long with food and refreshments available at the event.

NAIDOC Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,’ chosen by the National NAIDOC Committee, highlights the importance of maintaining the connection to Country, culture, and community.

Basketball NSW invites everyone to join these vibrant events, fostering community spirit and cultural pride through the universal language of sport. Whether you’re there to compete, learn, or simply enjoy the atmosphere, these NAIDOC 3×3 Basketball Gala Days promise to be unforgettable celebrations.

Join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2024 and keeping the fire burning!

For more information and to register, visit click HERE

Click HERE to be redirected to Basketball NSW’s Indigenous webpage.

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