Panel Info
Unique IDSU0191
Status:Finalist
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):UC Amateur Sports Society
Entry completed by:Caleb Fraser
Club Role:Co-President
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Phone:0275008518
Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Sports Event 2021
Name of event or initiative:UCASS 3v3 Basketball Tournament
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

UCASS 3v3 was back for year 2 with more teams, more spectators, more action and Liam
Donnelly throwing condoms at freshers. With a brand new hall tournament, dunk contest and mini games this event was able to transform Ngaio Marsh into a roaring, sold out basketball stadium.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

The aim of this event was to let amateurs live the moments they dream of while shooting a basketball in the driveway; the chance to shout ‘KOBE’ and make a game winning basket in front of a sell-out crowd. It aimed to connect people through their love of sport, allowing spectators to socialise and participate in mini-games where they could make new mates. The addition of an interhall tournament aimed to get first years hyped about the club scene through their competitive spirit with great success, having close to 100 first years attending and cheering on their halls.

How did you make it happen?

We pulled this event off with support of the UCSA, Redbull, UC Rec and Sport, Sals, Dubba Dubba, UC Basketball, and Canta. We were able to work with both the UCSA and Redbull to provide affordable redbull vodka beverages for spectators. Rec and Sport provided us with basketballs for the night. Sals and Dubba Dubba provided us with vouchers to give to spectators to incentivise attendance, and to the players of the game. UC Basketball was valuable contact that helped us find referees for the tournament, and Canta kindly livestreamed the event, provided condoms as giveaways, and Liam’s commentary skills.

How did you make it better?

Running this event during covid last year we were restricted to a 100 person capacity. This year we had over 250 students, with the grandstand setup overflowing onto the floor. We purchased a high quality adjustable basketball hoop that can be used in future years and was able to be dunked on during our interhall dunk contest. The addition of the hall tournament was a huge hit and got freshers coming along and raving about this event. Moving the bar into Ngaio Marsh allowed for easy access, and our complimentary food kept people at the event for the long haul.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

Firstly, our event contributed to the sustainability of UCASS by purchasing a hoop, an asset that they can use in future years, allowing for this event to continue to be a staple on the clubs calendar. The addition of the hall showdown added to the sustainability of our club by inspiring a new generation of Amateurs to take over the club after our aging exec steps away from the club at the end of this year. Further, our event contributed to sustainability by switching some of our plastic useless giveaways out for paper vouchers that reduced our waste.

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