Coffs basketballers to hit the court for a worthy cause


COFFS Harbour basketballers are set to hit the court in the name of a worthy cause.

After being rescheduled three times this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the inaugural Ball Against Domestic Violence 3×3 Tournament is locked in for Saturday, 18 December.

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held over one big day at Sportz Central, with all proceeds going to the Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services.

The day will feature junior, men’s and women’s divisions, as well as a special open mixed division for emergency services and first responders only.

Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services provide a range of services for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence.

They provide a variety of support services across the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, and Nambucca local government areas and the Mid-North Coast District.

Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight described the social value of sporting events such as the upcoming 3-on-3 tournament.

“Sport is a good level place where you know that you can have males and females working together, playing together, and talking together, and communicating together about things like this,” she said.

Event organiser Robert Linton outlined the frenetic nature of 3-on-3 basketball.

“Three on three is so far past paced, there is no rest, there are no breaks, so you are really trying to use all team members and everyone pitching in,” he said.

The Ball Against Domestic Violence 3×3 Tournament will feature a big day of basketball from 9am to 7pm at Sportz Central, with junior competitions in the morning and open competitions in the afternoon.



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