FIBA Development Fund provides boost for young 3x3 players

Young players across England are set to benefit from FIBA's Youth Development Fund this summer.

Awarded centrally to British Basketball Federation and then distributed to the home nations of Basketball England, basketballscotland and Basketball Wales, the funding will enable to hosting of 3x3 tournaments for U13 boys and girls across the country.

Competitions are set to take place across the coming weeks, with action going ahead in eight of BE's ten regions following two regions, West Midlands (We Got Next Basketball League) and East (Oaklands College) hosting events from the same fund a year ago.

3x3 is a rapidly growing version of the sport (Ball Out)

The Youth Development Fund (YDF) is a FIBA Europe programme aimed to support eligible youth basketball projects and the participation of youth national teams of the 50 European National Federations. 

The YDF projects present an excellent opportunity for all European National Federations to attract new youngsters to basketball and raise awareness about the sport across the continent.

Involving the schools, local clubs, and communities and targeting the U13 age group, girls and boys, is a key focus of the programme that will bring more players and fans to basketball.

The list of planned activity is as follows:


Delivery partner - Milton Keynes Breakers
Date and venue of tournament - 18th May at Bletchley Leisure Centre

North East

Delivery partner - North East Region
Date and venue of tournament - Wed 22nd May & Thurs 23rd May at Unity City Academy

East Midlands

Delivery partner - Grimsby Phoenix
Date and venue of tournament - 26th May at Oasis Academy Wintringham

South West

Delivery partner - Bristol Academy Flyers
Date and venue of tournament - 26th May at SGS WISE Campus


Delivery partner - SBN For the Kids
Date and venue of tournament - 30th May at UEL SportsDock


Delivery partner - Sussex Storm Basketball Club
Date and venue of tournament - 2nd June at Holy Trinity School


Delivery partner - City of Leeds Basketball Club
Date and venue of tournament - 9th June at Leeds Beckett

North West

Delivery partner - TBC
Date and venue of tournament - TBC