Guyana wins bid to host CBC U-16 Championships
April 20, 2016
Guyana won the bid to host the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 Male and Female Championships that will be held during July 2-9. Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) made the disclosure recently.
The CBC U-16 Championships will qualify three teams to the 2017 CentoBasket U-17 Men and Women’s Championships. It was reported last month after the CBC General Assembly that the official host would have been chosen this month.
“This being Guyana’s Golden Jubilee year of Independence, it will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the school players,” GABF President, Nigel Hinds said, adding that it is the perfect opportunity to show how sport and education come together.
“This will be a first for Guyana and an exceptional opportunity for the school administrators and student-athletes in Guyana to underline the development and promotion of sports as part of the school curriculum,” he continued.
Hinds informed that the host budget for the Championships is $60M. Guyana was the front runner to host the CBC U-16 Championships. The Caribbean Basketball Confederation is a Sub-Zone of FIBA (The International Basketball Federation).
Vice-President of Finance and Marketing at CBC, Patrick Haynes, who is also a Honorary General Secretary at the GABF, played a crucial role in helping Guyana secure the bid.
Hinds is a FIBA Governance Commission Board Member. Hinds and Haynes had represented Guyana at the prestigious CBC Assembly.
FIBA Americas to visit 23 countries including Jamaica as they implement New Competition System in 2017
SAN JUAN (Americas) - The regional office of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in the Americas has announced it is set to visit 23 countries to meet with top officials on the road to strengthening relations towards implementation of FIBA’s New Competition System coming into effect in 2017.
The visits are planned to take place in three phases. The first phase of countries to visit are Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Panama, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and Cuba on April-June.
The second phase will consist of visits to Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Virgin Islands and Trinidad & Tobago. In the third phase there will be visits to Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.
During the visits, the delegation of FIBA, that will consist of 6 people led by the President of America’s Regional Office Mr. Usie Richards along with its Regional Director Mr. Alberto Garcia, will meet with government authorities, executives of the national federation, as well as private companies, potential sponsors and the media.
In the meetings, FIBA’s New Competition System will be presented, detailing the new era that it represents for basketball all over the world - one which features 1,680 top players during 1,200 national teams games and millions of fans all around the globe
In addition, executives of the national federations and stakeholders will receive a workshop on the rights and obligations of the entity in order to guarantee a successful tip-off in 2017.
"This New Competition System has as its main goal the strengthening of the federations through having their national team playing at home. The moment has come for us as the International Federation to visit each country that has the possibility of participating in this system in order to meet with every stakeholder in the process to inform and obtain the necessary support so that they can maximize their road to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. We are aware of the challenges and extra effort that this New Competition System represents for the national federations and we want to help them be prepared for the future and ensure their success going forward.”, said FIBA Americas President, Mr. Usie Richards.
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A video highlighting some of the behind the scenes moments; locker room with the coach, workout, fun and game time of the Jamaican National Basketball Team in 2013. This was epic your for the Jamrockers.