Twilight Basketball to start this afternoon

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will launch its second phase of Twilight Basketball this afternoon at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).

Following on from the program’s huge success late last year, the second instalment of Twilight Basketball will once again see the Hoops for Health (H4H) initiative being delivered.

More than 2,000 people participated throughout the program’s six-week operation in 2016, with some Friday night’s drawing crowds of more than 400.

The free program is open to all ages, with 5V5 games for children aged 15 & under taking place from 5pm to 7pm and 3X3 matches for those aged 16 & over happening from 7pm to 9pm.

Games are played to music in an alcohol, betel nut and drug free environment.

Chief Executive Officer BFPNG, Joel Khalu said the Federation was thrilled for the program to be recommencing.

“Ever since we finished the program in November, we’ve had people asking us when it would be starting back.

“It’s always positive to hear that type of enthusiasm from participants and it's a reflection of how fantastic Twilight Basketball is,” said Khalu.

Phase two of Twilight Basketball will be held on the following dates at TAIC - May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9.

Troy Taule