WYNOPOLY EAGLE STADIUM - BASKETBALL
Basketball was introduced in the Olympic programme at the 1904 Games in St Louis as a demonstration event. It was only from the 1936 Olympics that it was contested as a medal event. Women first competed in basketball at the Munich 1976 Olympic Games.
As one of the world’s most popular sports, basketball commands attention from people all over the globe. This is especially in the case in the United States, where the sport was first invented in 1891 as a way for athletes to stay active indoors during the winter months.
Traditionally played with 5 players on the court, Tokyo 2020 will see the debut of 3×3 basketball, reflecting the young, urban progressive nature of the sport.
The Aussie Opals have produced the best results for Australia in basketball at the Olympic Games having won 5 consecutive medals prior to Rio 2016.
Wheelchair basketball was one of the foundation sports on the Paralympic program in Rome, Italy, in 1960, and remains one of the most popular sports at the Paralympic Games. Wheelchair basketball will take place throughout the Paralympics in late August – early September.
Did you know?
In a 3×3 game teams can either win by scoring the most points or scoring 21 points before the 10 minute timer is up.
Basketball will be a constant presence at the Tokyo Games with competition held throughout.
- Men’s event – 25th July – 7th August
- Women’s event – 26th July – 8th August
- 3×3 Tournament – 25th July – 29th July
Where can I shoot hoops in Wyndham?
Wyndham is home to a range of community accessible basketball courts in all suburbs. Find your local park or sporting reserve here.
If you are looking for an indoor location Eagle Stadium is home to the Wyndham Basketball Association offering social, competition and skill development programs for kids and adults. Alternatively contact the WynActive team to book in a casual shooting time during the week.
Play it Once
All Wynopoly participants receive x 1 FREE Casual Shooting
Pass at Eagle Stadium. Call up the WynActive team to book in now – 8734 5678
Alternatively find your local park or sporting reserve here to play.
Play it at Home
Wyndham Basketball Association have created a series of skill videos you can follow at home to improve your game. They are divided into age and skill groups. Check them out here.
Play it Again
(TBC) Come & Try Aussie Hoops Session with WBA
Wyndham City Youth Services deliver the free weekly Courtside program each Friday night in Point Cook for 12-25 yrs. More info here.