Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – In an exciting development for aspiring young basketball enthusiasts, Olympian Hafsatu Kamara announced her plan to organize a one-day 3×3 basketball training camp. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Young Sport Club (YSC) Complex in Freetown.
The primary objective of this initiative is to provide children with a unique opportunity to receive valuable training, mentorship, and a chance to cultivate their passion for 3×3 basketball. Kamara, a highly experienced athlete with international acclaim, aims to inspire and guide the next generation of Sierra Leonean basketball talent.
3×3 basketball, known for its fast-paced and dynamic nature, has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years, especially after its inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This variant offers young athletes a compelling platform to showcase their skills and compete on a global stage.
Supported by the National Olympic Committee and the Basketball Federation, this training camp underscores a shared commitment to fostering grassroots basketball development in Sierra Leone, with a particular emphasis on encouraging young girls to participate. Through access to quality coaching and training facilities, organizers aspire to cultivate future stars capable of representing the nation at international competitions.
Hafsatu Kamara’s initiative extends beyond the realm of basketball; it aims to empower young women and instill a love for sports. Her dedication to community service serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring athletes throughout Sierra Leone.
This event promises to be a transformative experience for young participants, offering them a unique chance to learn from a seasoned Olympian and contribute to the growth of basketball in the region. The training camp represents a collaborative effort to shape the future of sports in Sierra Leone, one young athlete at a time. BT/21/12/2023