Summer Slam

Summer Slam

basketballscotland is pleased to announce the International Summer Slam  2013.

This years’ tournament we will include the FIBA Europe U14 Summer Slam and Scotland Senior’s Test Series at Meadowbank Sport Centre in Edinburgh, next 7-9th of June.

Earlier in the year, FIBA Europe recognised Scotland’s U14 Summer Slam as one of the fifteenth official FIBA Europe Under 14 tournaments in Europe. The U14 Summer Slam is in its 3rd year of life, and offers these young players a great level of competition to acquire international experience in the basketball court.

The U14 Summer Slam receives this year 5 female sides: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Hessen (Germany), Luxembourg, Dublin (Ireland) ; and 4 male sides: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Luxembourg and Zaragoza ( Spain).

The International Summer Slam will showcase Scotland Senior Men and Scotland Futures who will host Test Series against England and Austria respectively.

Scotland Men will play back to back games against England after last years’ encounter at the NIA in Birmingham, and Scotland Futures ( Women) will face tough side Austria, European Championships of the Small Countries 2012 winner.

Kevin Pringle, basketballscotland CEO, commented ” FIBA Europe recognition of this tournament would be fantastic to raise the profile and add value to the tournament. Having our young developing players along with our Senior players, competing against a high standard of European opposition, in front of their friends, family and the basketball community is a fantastic benefit for basketball in Scotland. I am sure this will be an unforgettable basketball weekend” .

We would like to welcome iomart Group plc as the main U14 International Summer Slam sponsor. The Scottish headquartered UK cloud computing company iomart Group plc is proud to be sponsoring the FIBA Europe U14 Summer Slam through its highly successful Host Your Kit free sports kit campaign.

Over the next few months Host Your Kit www.hostyourkit.com will be giving away free team basketball strips to deserving youth teams after its successful launch for football last year.

Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart Group, said: “Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in Europe and through our Host Your Kit campaign we’re delighted to be supporting a tournament that brings some of the Continent’s best young talent to Scotland. We’re really looking forward to a great U14 Summer Slam and hope that it helps brings this exciting sport to an even wider audience.”

City of Edinburgh Council through Activcity will support for the second year  the tournament, and Kdance will partner with basketballscotland and join us for the weekend

You can find all the fixtures in the Scottish Internationals website: www.scottishinternationals.leaguerepublic.com

More about the teams competing, Scotland teams and players, and all the latest news about the tournament can be found at the basketballscotland websitefacebook page and twitter.  

You can get your tickets now at www.ticketsource.co.uk/basketballscotland/

#basketballscotland members look in your inbox for amazing early bird offers! Under 14 Children Free entry.

Schools and Group Offers available. For further information on the great offers available for groups, check our School/Group Booking Information from:

http://www.basketballscotland.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Schools-Booking-Form-International-Summer-Slam-13.pdf

Alternatively contact Berta Galvez at communications@basketball-scotland.com

REMEMBER:  7-9 June, Meadowbank Stadium . DON’T MISS OUT!

 We will #makeithappen @basketballscot #summerslam13!

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