The BBL Foundation, which is the community focused side of the British Basketball League, has been awarded a £200,000 grand to run a pilot 3v3 programme across England.
The grant, which was awarded by Sport England, will fund the programme that aims to encourage basketball participation in the 16-19 age group.
The move to develop a 3v3 basketball programme in England comes as FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, pushes 3 on 3 basketball worldwide, having set up a series of World Championships for different age groups.
BBL Foundation Chairman, Stephen Moseley has said; “We are absolutely delighted with this recognition of the capability of the BBL Foundation and its clubs, by Sport England. We believe this provides the Foundation with an outstanding opportunity to really make a difference to understanding what young people want from their sport, and look forward to working with our Clubs in delivering this highly innovative project.”
It's good to hear that the BBL Foundation will be pushing to encourage further participation in basketball, especially after the recent success of basketball at the London 2012 Olympics.