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This fast paced, tactical sport made its second ever appearance at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 having previously been part of the programme in 2006. The thrilling and energetic event is set to be contested once again at Birmingham 2022. 

Team England sent both a men’s and women’s basketball team to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with each team drawn into a group of four. 

Team England's women's basketball team won a silver medal in England’s first ever women’s basketball final. 

In Melbourne 2006, Team England won two bronze medals. 

Birmingham 2022 will see a 3x3 version of the sport contested where teamwork, tactics and athleticism converge during one intense 10 minute period. This empowering event will sit alongside the 3X3 wheelchair basketball competition. 

Time is their enemy, with only one minute left, Pressley catches the rebound and Collins won't shoot until they have to. Canada score too little too late, and they win the semi final guaranteeing them a medal as they go into the gold medal game, winning 65-53 against Canada.

You might need to know...

Two teams compete to score baskets worth either two or three points depending on where the shot was taken from
Yes, each team benefits from a system of rolling substitutions in order to maximise tactics and play
The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the 40 minutes
The game is played over four periods of 10 minutes each equalling 40 minutes

Team England's women's basketball squad conquered the majority of nations on the Gold Coast, finishing with a silver medal, this only being the second appearance at the Commonwealth Games. This fight will continue in Birmingham 2022 with the change in format to 3x3. The tactics will shift and develop hoping both men and women can qualify by jumping higher and running faster. 

Team England previous basketball medals

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Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total

Birmingham 2022 will see 3x3 basketball held at Smithfield, right in the heart of Birmingham. You will be able to witness the 3X3 teams steal, block and defend across this tense 10 minute game in an attempt to claim victory for their team and country.

Team Leader

Peter Griffiths

Peter Griffiths

Peter has been involved in basketball for more than 25 years with experience as a player, coach and official.

He is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer at Basketball England. His role sees him oversee the delivery of coaching and officiating pathways, educational courses and 3x3, along with club and facility development.

He has also worked in many different capacities at Basketball England and Great Britain Basketball events and was an official at the London 2012 Olympics, Euroleague Finals and European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.

At 38, he still fancies himself as a player in the Sheffield Basketball League.

Peter Griffiths
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