Spartans TT sports club will present its annual basketball tournament themed "Basketball Fiesta" from Friday to Sunday at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port-of-Spain. A total of 35 teams, comprising of 16 clubs, will be participating in the third edition of the event come this weekend.
Basketball Fiesta continues to lead the way for youth basketball in T&T and the wider Caribbean. It will see an excess of 200 young aspiring basketball players between the ages of 8 - 18 years, engaging in a full weekend of basketball activities, following a competition model adapted from the USA by Spartans TT athletic director, Garvin Warwick.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin promptly at 5.30 pm tomorrow. Expected to attend are Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe and president of the National Basketball Federation of T&T, Claire Mitchell.
The focus of the "Fiesta" continues to be the development of youth basketball in T&T and the Caribbean. The event targets young boys and girls in the Under-10, U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 divisions.
Local teams such as Spartans TT, Stories of Success Basketball Academy, Brian Chase Basketball Academy, Sangre Grande Young Stars, Edinburgh 500 Hawks, Maloney Pacers basketball and youth development programme, Trinity Basketball Academy, New Age Lions, Club Enterprise Basketball, Crusaders, Trailblazers Basketball Academy, Detour Shak Attack basketball development programme, Fatima Lions, Central Stars Basketball Academy, Montrose Magic Machines and Rim Blazers will all be participating in this year’s event.
Entrance is free.