Author: Jeevan A. Robinson - MNI Media | Date: 12 January 2019
The Brown Hill Basketball tournament is set to tip off on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, in Nevis. The 2019 Tournament will be facilitated by the Brown Hill Community Council in association with the Bronx Crisis Basketball Club.
Both organisations will be collectively responsible for the implementation, control and review of the 2019 tournament.
The 2019 Brown Hill Basketball Tournament is the brainchild of Mr Kelvin Bramble, Senior Sport Officer at the Department of Youth and Sports on the island of Nevis.
This year’s Tournament is teaming up for the first time with The Bronx Crisis Basketball Club from the United States. The Bronx Basketball initiative is a community oriented year-round basketball programme that was established in 2009 to provide young people within the community with a variety of learning concepts in basketball, and also to provide them with positive reinforcement via ideals of teamwork, self-respect, sportsmanship, and leadership.
The 2019 tournament in Nevis will see games being played on Saturdays (double header), on Sundays (double header), and also on Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
The tournament will host 40 games. Leading up to the play-off series which will determine who the finalists will be, there will be an all-star weekend with the top players on each team to be divided into two all-star teams, where they will play in an exhibition match after the slam dunk competition; the three (3) point shooting competition; and the high school basketball exhibition match.
The goal of this year’s Brown Hill Basketball Tournament will be to build outstanding and respectable individuals within the community in Nevis, whilst teaching basic and advanced basketball skills.
The partnership with the Bronx Crisis Basketball Club will enhance these goals via:
• Strengthening community relationships
• Increasing and maintaining the interest of both basketball fans and players in Nevis
• Reaching out to the fringe supporters of the sport.
• Providing opportunities for young players to showcase and sharpen their skills
• Increasing awareness of community initiatives
The wider vision is that upon the successful execution of this tournament, it would lead to more interest in the sport of Basketball on Nevis, and also impart a healthy respect towards professional execution amongst the island’s current and future basketball players.