Twilight Basketball to start tonight

The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea will launch its third phase of Twilight Basketball tonight at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre, Port Moresby.

Following on from the programs huge success last year and also beginning on this year, the third instalment of Twilight Basketball will once again see the Hoops for Health (H4H) initiative delivered on Friday evenings from 5pm-9pm.

More than 2000 people participated throughout the last two sessions of the program with some Friday night’s drawing crowds of more than 400 players.

The aim of the program is to use basketball as a vehicle to educate young people about non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) and leading active lifestyles.

The program also aims to promote the importance of school attendance, and the value of education, while striving to reduce anti-social behaviour.

BFPNG said that the program will provide young people the opportunity to spend the duration of their Friday evenings in a positive environment, where emphasis is placed on fun, friendship and fitness.

The program also aims to decrease crime levels on Friday evenings, creating a positive outcome for the community.

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

Third Phase of the Twilight Basketball program will be held on the following dates; October 27 and November 3, 10 and 17.

For more information please contact Basketball Federation’s Admin and Development Officer Delisha Liri on or call 73263023.

Troy Taule