Basketball NI are starting the summer programme with a 3×3 competition which will have cash prizes for adult sections and superb vouchers and apparel for juniors. The tournament will be in Aquinas on the outdoor courts. Starting on the 5th of June and, dependent on weather, finishing three weeks later. This will be a first outdoor programme for 2017 and BNI would appreciate any feedback so they can expand to a regional competition, mixed competition or even an older masters section.

Click Here to register on the FIBA 3×3 website

Considered to be the number one urban team sport in the world, 3×3 basketball is increasingly becoming a key motor for the development of basketball.
One of the biggest strengths of 3×3 is its simplicity both in terms of rules and in terms of required facilities, allowing it to be held in the most spectacular settings, using iconic landmarks as backdrops.
Beyond ensuring a sustained growth in the number of basketball players, FIBA has created a worldwide sports community through a network of hundreds of organisers, thousands of tournaments and millions of players. The online community 3x3planet.com interconnects all of these thanks to the latest digital technology.
Members of 3x3Planet can interact using their computers or mobile phones via the Mobile App that allows them to team-up and organise pick-up games with other players nearby, register for tournaments and record results of their games.
Points accumulated result in the main indicator of how good an individual player is the Ranking.
The more ballers play, the better their chances are of improving this indicator, increasing the number of games played on the courts and playgrounds everywhere, and absorbing an ever-growing number of 3x3planet.com members.
A global network of open tournaments, from grassroots to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, and National Team FIBA 3×3 World Championships are at the forefront of the development of 3×3 basketball, with the discipline already setting its sights on gaining Olympic status.
Below is a recap of the 3×3 rules