YMCA HQ Leederville is heating up the basketball court with the first event of its kind ‘Hoops & Jams’!
The event launched on Wednesday 6 March, bringing crowds of young people to take part on the games of 3x3 basketball, a street style with three players on each side meaning fewer fouls, more frequent light body contact and flowing games.
The launch featured hip-hop MCs, including Trooth and MelloDian, also giving aspiring young hip-hoppers the chance to performed. The atmosphere was pumping with new and old school tunes by DJ Coconut Funksta, while experts conducted workshops and performances of Krump, a dynamic street dance style born out of the struggle of street culture, which is now a respected genre in its own right and practiced worldwide.
Hoops & Jams was created by the YMCA HQ Youth Leadership Group, a group of young people who regularly attend HQ.
Hoops & Jams will run every Wednesday, 4pm to 8pm, for seven weeks at the YMCA HQ, 60 Frame Court, Leederville.