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The cities, venues and dates for the new-look 2021 Ball Out 3×3 Tour have been confirmed, as the summer marks a new collaboration between Ball Out and Basketball England.
‘Ball Out 3×3 in partnership with Basketball England’ will feature eight qualifying events across the country during the summer, starting on July 17 and culminating in two days of finals in London on 14 & 15 August at Finsbury Park.
📍The venues are confirmed for our 3×3 National Tour 2021 with Basketball England’s this summer, as players get their chance to impress ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Ball Out will return to the capital, Manchester and Birmingham – with editions of the tour taking place in Newcastle, Leicester, Leeds and Essex for the first time.
Ball Out CEO Julius Josephs said:
“This is an exciting milestone in the lead up to the summer which we are very optimistic about. We have successfully constructed a national tour that will provide a unique opportunity for players to compete against 3×3 players from across the country. It’s going to be special.”
Pro basketball player and Ball Out veteran Orlan Jackman said:
“During the pandemic, a lot of people haven’t been able to get out of their homes properly, let alone play basketball. Ball Out 3×3 will be the first opportunity players will get to do what they love and compete safely! I can’t wait.”
The UK’s premier 3×3 tournament has joined forces with Basketball England as excitement builds towards the three-a-side version of the sport taking centre stage at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Streetballers from across the nation will compete in the qualifying events for a shot at making the finals.
And elite players – including professionals from the 5v5 game – will be invited to showcase their skills, with Basketball England using the tournament as part of preparation for selecting the England men’s and women’s 3×3 teams to compete at Birmingham 2022.
Basketball England Technical and Talent manager Steve Bucknall said:
“We are hoping to see lots of talent, whether it is elite pros or streetballers, as we build towards selecting teams for Birmingham.
“We’re looking at and talking to some high-calibre players already and it will be great to see some of them in the mix in the Ball Out 3×3 events.
“Ball Out also dovetails perfectly with our aim of helping people and organisations revitalise outdoor courts and spaces in heart of communities through the next phase of our #ProjectSwish campaign. We can’t wait to get started.”
For the fifth consecutive year, winners from the Elite Men’s Ball Out Finals will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and the chance to win the huge cash prize.
The competitions feature categories for: Elite Men (UK Residents Only), Wheelchair Basketball, Recreational Men (UK Residents Only), Women, U18 Men, U18 Women, U16 Boys, U14 Girls, U14 Boys.
For more information, visit ball-out.co.uk.