Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre

Twilight Basketball wraps up

The Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre has been seeing a lot more visitors, especially children every Friday nights since the start of the Twilight Basketball program in October.

This initiative has brought together many children, aged 15 and under, to participate in games of 5on5, while participants 16 and over test their skills in games of 3x3 basketball.

This free event has been a huge hit with more than 400 children in the city getting involved for the past month.

But sadly, last night saw the end of the six-week program.

U18 basketball championships gets underway at Aquatic Centre

There are 17 participating teams from all over the country, including Daru, Madang, Central, Kerema, Simbu, Mt. Hagen, Kupiano and Port Moresby Basketball League (PMBL).

All teams converged in Port Moresby to battle it out on the hardwood court for the U18 national title, as well as playing for the selection of the U18 National team for the Oceania championships in Fiji in December. 

The men’s competition is played with one division of two pools; Pool A and B consists of five teams each while the women’s competition will be played with one division of seven.