Caister's basketball bonanza at the UEA
PUBLISHED: 14:44 19 April 2012
The UK’s largest annual grassroots basketball competition is being held at Sportspark at the University of East Anglia this weekend. The Caister Festival of Basketball takes place every year in and around Caister-on-Sea. Hundreds of players will be attending the competition at Sportspark from Friday to Sunday, 22nd April.
The tournament is fully sanctioned by the national governing body, England Basketball and was previously held at several venues on and around the Norfolk coast. Competitors stay at the Richardon’s Summerfields Holiday Park at Scratby during the weekend. Due to the scale of the tournament and the facilities required to host such a large event, the festival organisers have hosted the main tournament in the five indoor sports halls at Sportspark since 2010.
Over 35 teams from across the country have registered to take part in this year’s festival, which last year saw around 500 individual players compete. The festival caters for men and women who play basketball at grassroots level, including in local leagues across the UK.
Paul Wilde, organiser of Caister Festival of Basketball said: “We are delighted to be staying at our brand new venue at the Summerfields Holiday Park in Scratby. Added to the fantastic facilities provided at the Sportspark, it’s set to be another great tournament.”
Maria Rowe, Acting Director of Sport said: “We’re looking forward to hosting Caister Festival of Basketball again this year. It’s always a busy and a fun-filled weekend and great to see so many people playing sport, socialising and taking part in some friendly competition with other teams.”
Teams compete to win a share of £3000 prize money. For further information visit www.caisterbasketball.co.uk or email email@example.com