Basketball fans and players will have six months of continuous indoor and outdoor action, as the Georgetown Basketball Association (GABA) officially launched its League yesterday at Banks DIH Thirst Park.
The tournament will feature 10 teams competing in first, second and U-23 divisions with game days set for Saturdays and Sundays as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays.
According to GABA president Adrian Hooper, “We have started the league outdoors due to the unavailability of the Sports Hall but we are going to finish (the tournament) at the Sports Hall.”
He added, “What we would have done to boost the competition is to add second division back to the league. It’s been out for a while so my team, what we have done is we have added back to the competition, to have everybody playing basketball.” Hooper noted that the plan is to have a resurgence of basketball in the capital city with more teams and fans coming out to show support for the sport.
Meanwhile Brand Manager of Rainforest Waters, Clive Pellew contended, “Banks DIH is proud to be a part of this event under our Banks Malta, Powerade and Rainforest Waters brands. On behalf of Rainforest Waters, we’ve been in the business for 20 years and opportunities like this we are proud to be associated with.”
The tournament will feature the Colts, Ravens, Kobras, Guardians, Sonics, Nets, Knights, Trojans, Pacesetters and Eagles.
Bounce-off time is 18:00hrs on Sunday at the Burnham hard court.