Latrobe Energy Basketball and the NBL 3x3Hustle are teaming up to provide a trio of 3×3 Street Hustle events this January.
Supported by the Latrobe Valley Authority, the 3×3 Street Hustle tournaments is part of the January Latrobe Valley Back to Sport Tour which is designed to reignite sport within the community.
The tour will begin on Tuesday January 19 in Warragul before going to Sale on Wednesday January 20 and concluding on Thursday January 21 in Traralgon.
The events will enable basketballers in the Latrobe Valley to return to 3x3Hustle while music and family friendly activities will create a safe and fun environment for all. Free 3×3 Community Hustle clinics will also take place each day with plenty of prizes up for grabs.
3x3Hustle Director and NBL Chief Operating Officer Andy Crook said he is overjoyed to be involved in encouraging the return to basketball through Latrobe Valley’s Back to Sport Tour.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the Latrobe Valley Back to Sport Tour,” Crook said.
“We thank the Latrobe Valley Authority and Latrobe Energy Basketball for their support of the NBL 3x3Hustle and we look forward to seeing the talented basketballers of the region hitting the 3×3 court in the new year.”
The 3×3 Street Hustle events will be open to male and females in multiple age groups including 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s. Each location will have a Street Hustle Tournament with the Traralgon event focusing on representative level players.
All events during the Latrobe Valley Back to Sport Tour will be ran with COVID safe protocols in place.
Latrobe Valley Authority Acting CEO Mike Timpano said the ability to put on a tour of this degree reflects the dedication and drive of the Latrobe Valley sporting community.
“The Latrobe Valley Authority is pleased to partner with the NBL and Latrobe Energy Basketball to bring 3x3Hustle events, clinics and community activations to the Gippsland region next year.
“This is a great testament to the Gippsland region’s elite sporting venues which are helping to attract high profile events and inspire the next generation of home-grown athletes.”
Daniel Scholtes, Latrobe Energy’s Basketball President, seconded this excitement for basketball to hit the court in January, stating this will also be an opportunity to highlight the local talent of athletes.
“We are so excited to be partnering with the NBL 3x3Hustle and the Latrobe Valley Authority to be bringing these events to our region,” said Scholtes.
“We can’t wait to see a new wave of basketball talent coming through the region in this new and exciting format of the game.”
Registrations for all three events are now open at 3x3Hustle.com/events.