The Basketball Amateur Association of Barbados will be hosting a basketball tournament for primary school pupils next year.
President of BABA Derek Garrett made this announcement this afternoon during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the association and the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture at the Barbados Community College’s Auditorium.
“It is an initiative we have been looking at since 2011 where we put together a basketball youth development and transformation committee. The main plank of this project is the total development of the basketball structures in Barbados with heavy emphasis on youth development.
“At the end of this programme the primary school students will be able to showcase their talents and skills developed through the coaching clinic, as the BABA will be hosting a basketball tournament for primary schools in the third term of 2015,” Garrett said.
He added the tournament would be for the 12 schools participating in the project along with three private primary schools that have also expressed an interest in basketball.
Minister of Sports Stephen Lashley said the mandate of his ministry was facilitating the needs and the aspirations of the country’s young people. He added sport was a key element in the development of Barbadian youth.