The fifth Annual Future stars International basketball Tournament will return to Brunel University at the end of this month, featuring the U18 National teams from the Ukraine, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, and England, in addition to London United Harefield Academy (download rosters here).
Having run just as an international under-18 tournament and coaching conference since 2008, this year will be the first time it sees a FIBA endorsed 3-on-3 competition run alongside the event.
Jack Majewski, founder of Future Stars commented:
“I’m very delighted that we have managed to secure a very strong line- up of teams for the international tournament with very strong representation of teams from division A.
…I’m particularly excited about the inclusion of the FIBA 3×3 tournament because this fulfils our main principle of creating an event
where large numbers of people can actively participate in high profile basketball.
The coaching conference will focus on the development of young elite basketball players. Delegates will have an opportunity to learn about the most recent technical and tactical trends in basketball during interactive lectures delivered by leading specialists from Europe and the USA.
The 3×3 FIBA endorsed competition will be open to over 150 teams. It is a chance for everyone to get involved and compete against the top players from, the UK, France and Benelux region to qualify for the FIBA World Tour Challenger in Switzerland for a chance to win €4000.
The competition categories are for Under 14 Male, Under 14 female, Under 16 Male, Under 16 Female, Under 18 Male, Under 18 Female, Open Male and Open Female with a cost of £20 per team.
The schedule of the International Tournament is as follows:
Future Stars 2012 International Basketball Tournament Schedule
• London United Harefield Academy
Friday 29 June
10:00 Netherlands – Denmark
12:00 Ukraine – Sweden
14:00 London United Harefield Academy – Netherlands
16:00 England – Sweden
18:00 Denmark – London United Harefield Academy
20:00 England – Ukraine
Saturday 30 June
15:00 5th – 6th Place Game (1st leg)
17:00 Semi Final 1 (Winner Group A v Runner up Group B)
19:00 Semi Final 2 (Winner Group B v Runner up Group A)
Sunday 01 July
12:00 5th – 6th Place Game (2nd leg)
14:00 3rd – 4th Place Game (Loser Semi Final 1 v Loser Semi Final 2)
16:00 Final (Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2)
Future Stars 2012 will take place from the 29th June – 1st July 2011.
For more information check out http://www.futurestars.uk.com
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