Sparkbrook’s Farm Park was buzzing with energy and action on 26th July 2023. The 3×3 Basketball Tournament was organised by Sport Birmingham in collaboration with Concord Youth Centre and Basketball England. Some top notch basketball skills were on display and the event was jam-packed with enthusiasm and talent. The tournament was a brilliant opportunity for the young people to develop their skills and to meet inspiring special guests such as Commonwealth Games basketball champions Orlan Jackman and Myles Hesson, who were part of the team that won gold. A range of other special guests attended including Olympic Gold Medallist and Sport England Chair Chris Boardman, and West Midlands Mayor Andy Street. The players were able to showcase and hone their skills, and draw inspiration from their peers and sporting heroes.
The event coincided with the announcement of exciting news concerning continued investment in sport and physical activity across the West Midlands. A 10-year plan to level up access to sport and physical activity across the region to help improve residents’ physical and mental health was launched by the West Midlands Combined Authority and Sport England. Chris Boardman (Chair of Sport England) and Andy Street (WM Mayor) signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
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