Third phase of Twilight Basketball launched

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea recently launched its third instalment of Twilight Basketball at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre.

Children under 15 years played five on five from 5pm to 7pm; while 16 years and over tried their skills in the three on three matches played from 7pm to 9pm. 

BFPNG teamed up with the PNG High Performance through their Talent Pathway Program to deliver the third phase.  

Talent pathway coordinator and James Cook University – Honours Researcher, Kieran Sciberras, explained Twilight Basketball was not just about community engagement. 

“The aim in conducting the session for now is community engagement, however it may also provide an insight into any areas we may be missing for the talent identification and research project. 

“For example, if people from certain schools that we are testing during Twilight Basketball are providing exceptional results, all might come from similar schools.”

Twilight Basketball is part of BFPNG’s community engagement strategy made possible by the Australian Government’s Pacific Sports Partnership Program. 

Twilight Basketball will be held again on the following dates – November 3, 10 and 17.

Troy Taule