FIBA Oceania Delighted with Samoa Basketball

Basketball Officials
"180 players, 16 referees, 30 volunteers and lots of spectators - we could not have asked for a better Samoa Games Basketball Program", said FIBA Oceania's Judy Smith.
"Using the Games as a test event for the SPG's, we were delighted with the standard of training that has been done by the Samoa Basketball Federation.  The scorebench officials and referees were very competent, while the statisticians used the 4 days of games to improve their skills.  The heavy rain tested the roof and the facility staff now understands what needs to be done to ensure the floor remains perfect during the Games. And of course, the local players were so excited about playing their Independence Tournament in such a great facility."
"Internet access has yet to be connected to the venue, but when it is, the facility will be one of the best in the Oceania region.  It has two courts, with plenty of run-off area around the courts.  Changerooms and toilets are easily accessed from the playing floor, and there are many air-conditioned rooms for teams, referees and officials to utilise."
"Overall, we are very excited about the SPG Basketball event.  With 12 men's and 8 women's teams playing, in a purpose-built basketball facility that we do not have to share with another sport, the 2007 SPG Basketball program looks like living up to everyone's expectations".
Kind regards
Judy Smith
FIBA Oceania
Ph  +61 2 6658 6110
Fax +61 2 6658 6114


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