Britain’s biggest summer hoops competition is BACK! Fresh for 2015 the nationwide talent-search extends out to five qualifier rounds in Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Loughborough, and London, throughout August.
Midnight Madness is Britain’s biggest summer basketball competition, open to players of all abilities from ‘Street To Elite’ and all levels in between!
The event is FREE to enter and challenges players to come along to ‘Show & Prove’ you have what it takes to make it through to the main ‘All-Star’ finals at the end of August on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in front of thousands of fans on the most exciting night of basketball this summer!
Winners from the finals earn a place on the GB Midnight Madness Travel Team who will fly over to the Caribbean to compete in an all-expenses paid International Tournament against world-wide competition! Travel team winners will also play in the infamous Quai 54 World Streetball Championship in Paris in 2016 – all for FREE.
In addition to the fantastic prizes, players who make it onto the ‘Elite Court’ receive exclusive Nike Elite Team Kits, have their profiles shared with both national and international fans and coaches helping put you and your game on the local, regional and global basketball map!
As ever, Midnight Madness deliver hoops in a way not commonly found across the UK with DJ’s, mic commentary and positive ‘summer vibes’ flowing throughout the events – ALL FOR FREE! The event and movement was developed for players and all those who enjoy hoops and the culture around it – so if YOU love the game, this is the one event you just can’t miss!
The Birmingham events is on 1st August 2015 at the Nechells Community Sports Centre, B7 5DT from 10am-8pm.
The day kicks off with a free coaching clinic for 6-16 year olds (both male and females) from 10:00-12:00, then the competition opens up for the Under 20’s from 12:00-16:00 and Over 20’s from 16:00-20:00.
Partnering up and supporting local clubs is a big part of the Midnight Madness mission in the hope that the tour can help bring some well-deserved attention to good local clubs so those interested in playing basketball post-Madness can do so locally, with quality coaches and teams. This year, MM have teamed up with the City Of Birmingham Basketball Club who provide basketball sessions for a wide range of abilities and age groups right in the heart of Birmingham.
Director of City of Birmingham Basketball Club, Rob Palmer, said, “City of Birmingham Basketball Club offers an extensive delivery for ballers of all abilities and ages. If you want to play we invite you to come and join us on our journey and find out how you can be the best you can. To find the right session for you email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org and also visit our website www.cobbasketball.co.uk for all the latest club news!”
MM’s resident ‘Voice Of Reason’, Nhamo Shire, said, “It’s great to back in Birmingham! We have a rich and treasured history with this city, having staged a number of Midnight Madness qualifier events here in the past and have always been impressed by the high level of talent and passion for the game here. We’ve had a number of MM winners from the region over the years too, who have come away with us on our international trips such as old school guys like Wayne Robinson and Keith Jarrett through to the current stars like Myles Hesson. We know we’ll find some talented ballers this year and thought it was only right to launch the new campaign in Birmingham for all the city has contributed to the game over the years. Linking in with City Of Birmingham continues our mission to provide local players and new people to the sport, with opportunities to play, compete and excel within our sport.”
*Spectator places are limited, but welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no charge to play or spectate in this event’
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