Broome To Host International Basketball

Broome To Host International Basketball

Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames

Unique New Basketball Event For Cable Beach

Victor P Taffa

Broome’s world famous Cable Beach will next month host a unique new outdoor international basketball event involving teams from four countries.

Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the teams would play under the Kimberley stars on a specially-made court, with seating for about 1,500 spectators.

“It’s difficult to imagine basketball being played at a more exotic natural location than Cable Beach.” Dr. Hames said.

“It’s the kind of event that will generate significant vibrancy in the Kimberley region as well as valuable international media exposure for Broome and Cable Beach.”

“There’s a real international flavour with the Perth Wildcats taking on the Shanghai Sharks from China, the Singapore Slingers and the Indonesian National Team.”

The inaugural Cable Beach Invitational will be held on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 on a court built overlooking Cable Beach.

“The State Government, through Eventscorp, is proud to be a major supporter of the Cable Beach Invitational, alongside the Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa, Skywest and the Shire of Broome Council.” the Minister said.

“Congratulations to Andrew Vlahov and his team at RV Sport for pulling together this world first event.”

Dr. Hames said the Cable Beach Invitational was one of a raft of new events that were transforming Western Australia’s annual events calendar.

“We are entering a new era of events in WA thanks to the massive $60 Million injection of funds of which $40 Million was contributed by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program over the next four years announced in the May Budget.” Dr. Hames said.

It was also announced today that Perth had secured the rights to a round of the Australian Athletics Tour for the years 2012-2014 and the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in 2013 and 2016.

“Watch this space, there’s a lot more coming.” Dr. Hames said.