PORT MORESBY – Following on from the program’s huge success late last year, The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea (BFPNG) will launch its second phase of Twilight Basketball this Friday, May 5 at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre (TAIC).
More than 2,000 people participated during the first edition of Twilight Basketball in 2016, with some Friday night’s drawing crowds of more than 400 players.
Twilight Hoops is a free program open to all ages, with 5V5 games for children aged 15 and under plus 3X3 matches for those aged 16+. BFPNG create a fun and safe place for children the children to play with court announcers and music playing in an alcohol, betel nut and drug-free environment.
BFPNG Chief Executive Officer 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,” Khalu said.
“It’s always positive to hear that type of enthusiasm from participants and it's a reflection of how fantastic Twilight Basketball is,” Khalu added.
Phase two of Twilight Basketball will be held on the following dates at TAIC – May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2 & June 9.
Twilight Basketball is made possible through the support of FIBA and Australian Government funding through the Pacific Sports Partnerships initiative.