It’s #GameTime! Inspiring more people to get involved in basketball

Posted: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:03

It’s #GameTime! Inspiring more people to get involved in basketball

Basketball is set to be brought into sharp focus at this year's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the exciting and dynamic 3x3 format makes its debut.

The number one urban team sport in the world was included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme and is played on a half-court with one basket. Games can be won in one of two ways: by a team reaching 21 points or by scoring the most points in a 10-minute game.

With hosts Team England looking to medal on home soil, Basketball England's #GameTime campaign aims to capitalise on the rise in awareness of basketball and inspire over 1 million people to engage with, play and support the game. Help us to support BE by getting involved with #GameTime and grow the reach of the campaign and its three elements:

#TeamEngland The 3x3 competition will take place at an iconic new outdoor venue in the centre of Birmingham and our Team England 3x3 ballers will be there to win medals. Show them your support by following Basketball England's socials for updates and using the #TeamEngland hashtag on your social posts.

#GetInvolved Whether you want to play basketball for the first time, discover an amazing club or basketball space locally, become a coach or official, or just be a fan – you can Get Involved by heading to

#ProjectSwish Create great basketball spaces in communities through #ProjectSwish – Basketball England's unique project that's enabling individuals, clubs and partners to discover, improve and create outdoor courts. Show some love to your local court and make an impact on your community by heading to Major events, like the Commonwealth Games, will be fantastic moments for the nation to come together and celebrate success, and is an opportunity to inspire more people to try basketball and be active.

Find out more about #GameTime and how you can get involved by heading to

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