Youths at the heart of FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024

24 Mar 2024

SINGAPORE – The highly-anticipated FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024 has reached the Lion City and the atmosphere at the Singapore Sports Hub is palpitating as 43 male and female teams stake their claim to be crowned champions of Asia and Oceania.

The 2024 edition of FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup will see youths play an integral part in this world-class event. Through purposeful programming, youths are provided with a platform to pursue their aspirations both on and off the court.

Yazed Osman, KASM Group Head of Events & Placemaking, said, “The Singapore Sports Hub is proud to champion the sport of basketball. Leveraging basketball as a launchpad, our commitment to youths and the community is demonstrated by extensive programming, which includes a series of initiatives such as the learning journey and JR Hoopers Programme that will provide opportunities to develop deeper affinity for the sport. I look forward to welcoming Singaporeans to catch exciting, world-class basketball action at the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024.”

More than 600 students from 13 schools across primary to tertiary institutions will participate in a specially curated FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024 learning journey. They will be shown around the Singapore Sports Hub to view the various venues hosting the event, have the opportunity to interact with Team Singapore athletes and learn about sustainable practices in sport and at the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024.

To inspire the next generation of basketballers, KASM, in partnership with the Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS), will organise the JR Hoopers Programme, comprising curated basketball experiences such as a 1-day skill clinic and a 2-day camp held between 29 and 31 March. More than 150 youths across four categories (U11, U14, U15, U17) will have the opportunity to learn from Singapore’s best and be inspired to represent the nation.

Coaching forums and workshops will be conducted by national 3x3 coaches from Singapore (Lazaar Rasic), Australia (Damon Lowery) and Germany (Matthias Webber), with the aim of sharing knowledge and nurturing the next generation of 3x3 coaches. Community competitions such as the ActiveSG Cup and Team Nila Challenge Cup will be played at the OCBC Square from 29 to 31 March, on the sidelines of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024.

Beyond sport, the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024 will also provide opportunities for youth to showcase their talents or gain experience in other areas. 10 Nanyang Polytechnic students will be in action as support staff at the event, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and valuable insight to how international sporting events are organised. Seven secondary schools and tertiary institutions will participate in the half-time shows during the Qualifying Draw, with Northland Secondary School’s dance CCA performing at the Opening Ceremony on 28 March.

Jamus Tan, 18, from Nanyang Polytechnic said: “I’m really excited to be part of the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2024. Basketball is one of my favourite sports and I’ve always been interested to learn what goes on behind the scenes of such international sport events so being able to volunteer as support staff at this tournament is the best of both worlds for me. I know a lot of hard work goes into making such events happen and it is inspiring to see so many passionate individuals working together to create such a successful event. I’m looking forward to this eye-opening experience and I hope that more people will have similar chances to learn about the industry.”