Teams try out 3×3 basketball

13 and under Teams Shoot Hots and 4 Musketeers were comprised of Carli Scherp (left), Nevaeh Dunn, Ruby Duffy, Maggie Manson, Katie Oliver, Niamh Heegan, Libby Crawford, Hannah Tufui and Maisy McDonald. PHOTO: LAURA SMITH

ABOUT 150 people tested their ball skills at a new 3×3 basketball event held on Sunday.

Close to 30 teams took part in the “have a go” 3×3 Stadium Challenge held at ILT Stadium Southland.

Southland Basketball Association general manager Jill Bolger said it was a good turnout.

“Worldwide, 3×3 is something that is really popular now… it’s something we’ve wanted to bring into our community as an option.”

She said with people getting active again post-lockdown, it gave them an opportunity to try it out, as well as understand the game ahead of hosted events this year.

It was hoped the challenge could be held once a month.

Bolger said it could provide a niche for people who did not like playing 5×5, with players of different ages and abilities taking part on Sunday.url cloneNike Air Max 270