For those who play basketball in the parks all across the city and those who have been looking for something exciting to get involved in over the summer, playground basketball’s global ambassador, Bobbito Garcia, has launched a fresh new streetball competition and it’s coming to London!
Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 is a new basketball tournament concept featuring multiple defenders guarding whichever player has the ball. No teammates. You against the world. It’s on…
’21’ will be a familiar game to those who play regularly in the parks, but adding the full court element with a competitive pathway that allows the winner of the London event to progress through to New York City to play in the World Finals adds layers of flavour to an already delicious proposition for ballers across the UK.
The rules and format are straight-forward – all against all, with a clear scoring system, first player to reach ’21’ wins. The London qualifier is being run in partnership with Reach & Teach and will take place between 2pm-5pm at Ducketts Common Park, Turnpike Lane, London – on Sunday 26th July, 2015.
R&T’s Nhamo Shire said: “We’re all excited to welcome Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 to London! The game is fresh, different and centred on playground basketball – all things we love at Reach & Teach. There are so many different ways to enjoy basketball and Full Court 21 hasn’t been done before here in London, so it’s going to be historic for all those involved!”. Summer programs manager Julius Joseph added: “Full Court 21 develops your skills as a basketball player as you have to have a good handle and shot to win, both things you can work on in the parks anytime without any restrictions. Getting players back out in the parks for this and other programs we run such as Ball Out, for us, represent the answer to many of the problems players face across London with access to facilities – the parks are free, the game is free – all you need is a ball and passion to play”.
Places in the main competition are limited, so to register your interest and find out more, email: email@example.com with ‘Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 London’ in the subject line, today!
*Places are allocated on a first come – first served basis, so email today to avoid disappointment on the day!