3×3 qualifiers postponed

Latrobe Leisure Churchill and Traralgon will play host to 3×3 basketball national qualifiers in May, postponed from its original date of 28 and 29 March.

Open to under 14s, 16s, 18s and open age groups, the tournament will act as a pathway to the national finals in Melbourne, and in turn the international championships staged by FIBA.

3×3 basketball is played on a half court with a 10 minute time limit and is first to 21 points in a ‘street hoops’-style competition, which is being pushed for Olympic inclusion.

National qualifiers will be held in Geelong, Latrobe Valley, Gold Coast, Albany, Murray Bridge, Wollongong and Townsville, with quarter finalists at each progressing to the national finals.