The Raiwaqa Basketball Players Association will be hosting an U18 Basketball Tournament for both boys and girls which will run from the 4th May - 8th June 2013. Intersted teams or players looking to join a club is to contact Mereleni Waqairawai on 9337434
OYT OPENING CEREMONY
In his address, FIBA President, Mr Bob Elphinston again highlighted the position of Fiji in its women’s game against Australia earlier in the evening and also the similar situation in Spain back in June, and related this to how the Australian Women’s Team was thrashed in their first World Championship appearance some 51 years ago. Now they are the reigning World Champions.
His comment was that we all have to start somewhere and if we work at our development, then all things are possible in the future. He urged the island countries of Oceania to work at their development programs to improve the standard of basketball.
The opening ceremony was followed by a cultural show of local dancers that entertained the crowd with their graceful movements.