The UK’s signature 3x3 tournament returns this July for its latest instalment
Ball Out 3x3, Basketball England and JD are excited to reveal the dates and locations of the latest instalment of the UK’s signature 3x3 tournament.
As well was returning to the capital, JD Ball Out 3x3 will stop at Essex – taking in the spectacular art courts at Writtle University College, Manchester, and Birmingham for a new special two-day event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Birmingham 2022, where Team England won gold and silver in the 3x3 competition.
22/23 July – Finsbury Park, London
29/30 July – Smithfield, Birmingham
5 August – Writtle University College, Essex
6 August – National Basketball Performance Centre, Manchester
12/13 August - Finsbury Park, London
Registration is open, click here to register. The quicker, short-format of basketball was the jewel in the crown of last year’s Commonwealth Games, with Smithfield in Birmingham playing host to an unforgettable 3x3 tournament.
Homegrown baller Myles Hesson and teammates Orlan Jackman, Kayne Henry and Jamell Anderson – lead by founder and CEO of Ball Out 3x3 Julius Joseph – won England’s first-ever basketball gold, while England’s women - Hannah Jump, Chantelle Handy, Cheridene Green and Shanice Beckford-Norton - completed a triumphant night for the sport with a hard-earned silver medal.
Julius Joseph said: Following the success of last summer’s Commonwealth Games and the national Ball Out 3x3 tour, we are excited to provide another opportunity for players from around the country to get involved. We are looking forward to a great summer of basketball.”
Pete Griffiths, Basketball England’s Head of Participation, said: “What an exciting summer we are in for, with Ball Out 3x3 right at the heart of a jam-packed 3x3 schedule to get even more people involved in basketball. It’s great to team up once again and keep building on the work done so far.”
Joseph Simpson, Head of Partnerships at JD, said: “JD is delighted to be the lead partner for this year's JD Ball Out 3x3 National Tour, building on the fantastic tournaments in recent years. The 3x3 events are pillars in the local communities and the work the Ball Out team are doing to champion basketball culture is something we’re proud to support. We’re confident this year will be the start of a really successful partnership with Ball Out and JD.”
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