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3x3 Open Challenge


3x3  basketball is the number one urban team sport in the world (ESSEC study commissioned by IOC) with over 250 million players worldwide and ranked among the most played recreational sports on the planet. 


As such Southland Basketball is eager to provide an opportunity for our players to play the game and is organizing the 3x3 Open Challenge. The 3x3 Open Challenge is an event where you get your mates together and register your team to come to the ILT Stadium Southland for some 3x3 fun. Music will be playing, and the event will be great for the whole family to come enjoy.

With our very own Southland 

Sharks being back to back

defending champions of the 

3x3 Shick Cup, and the next installment

of the 3x3 Cup coming in October,

What better time to get out on the

court with your friends and show us

your skills.


Saturday 30th February 2023  


10:00am – 2:00pm


ILT Stadium Southland


$60 per team - Payment can be made on the day (cash only) but our preference is that payment is paid via Internet banking to the SBA Bank Account 03-1750-0494294-00.

When making the payment can you please put your Team name in the "Reference" field and "3x3" in the "Code" field.



This is an open competition with men and women divisions available. All participants must be over 15 years of age on the day of the competition. 


Teams are to have fun and create/use their own uniforms. All participants should be in the same color at least.


3x3 is played on a half court, 1 hoop, 2 teams, 3 players per team (and up to one substitute).

One of the biggest strengths of 3X3 is its simplicity both in terms of rules and in terms of required facilities, allowing it to be held in the most spectacular settings, using iconic landmarks as backdrops. 3X3 is widely played throughout the world in street courts, yards, parks, squares, basketball courts, and gyms.


For a quick fun look at how the game is played follow this youtube link:


Entries are now open at the link below

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