BATHURST juniors were able to take place in the first significant basketball event since coronavirus shutdowns began when the Basketball NSW Community Hustle Clinics took place at the Lithgow Basketball Stadium.
With three-on-three basketball being added to both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games programs the variant of the game has seen plenty of growth over the past few years.
The purpose of the clinic was to encourage kids of all abilities to get active and get themselves back on the courts through a fun version of the sport.
For some this was their first taste of basketball and for others it was an opportunity to put their skills into practice in a different version.
Lithgow was the final venue on the list for Basketball NSW's first run of the 3x3 clinics but the wait was worth it as players got a lot out of the day.
Western Region Academy of Sport basketball head coach Adam Marjoram was pleased to see many juniors take up the opportunity to play.
After the hustle's success at Lithgow Marjoram is considering running a 3x3 tournament in the future.
"After months of not being able to play basketball, I'm glad to see kids out there on the court smiling and having fun again," he said.
"The clinics started with a quick warm up of skills and then a run down on the basics of three versus three basketball before playing games."
Basketball NSW stated that around 324 participants from 10 different locations across the state took part in the events.
Meanwhile, the Bathurst's multisport and basketball competitions have successfully got back underway this school term under strict COVID-19 restrictions.