UTAS in collaboration with Swisherr Hoops Academy hosted the Unisport 3x3 Nationals in Hobart in April, the event was a huge success!
A new kind of basketball hit the courts of Hobart thanks to the collaboration of the University of Tasmania and Swisherr Hoops Academy. This variation of a traditional basketball games consists of teams of 3 and 1 substitute, who compete on a half court set up with 1 backboard. 3x3 Basketball is now an Olympic and Commonwealth game sport, so the opportunity for students is great.
More than 150 of the country's best Student Athletes, from 30 Australian Universities made the trek to Hobart for the 2022 UniSport National 3x3 Basketball Champion title, after the University of Tasmania and Swisherr collaboration beat Victoria and New South Wales in the plight to host the event.
An opportunity for grassroot players and elite athletes to participate, the competition ran over three days in Hobart, from 20-22 April. Starting with 31 teams and competing in a knockout format until only 4 teams remained for finals. The UTAS women’s team finished 13th overall whilst the men’s team finished 10th and 16th and although not making it to the finals the teams performed well and had a great experience representing the University of Tasmania on home soil!
If you are interested in trying out basketball, UTAS Sport are running Come & Try sessions as part of Campus Sport in Semester 2, click here for more information and to register your interest!