Youth teams from all over the country return to Albufeira for the Basketball Party

The countdown to the 11th edition of the Youth Basketball Festival, to be held in Albufeira, from 6 […]

The countdown to the 11th edition of the Youth Basketball Party, to be held in Albufeira, from 6 to 11 April, has already begun, in various sports venues in the city.

Thousands of young people from all over the country are preparing to fight for the best positions, in what is already considered the largest federated youth sports competition at national level.

This year, in addition to the "All Star" games, on the 9th, the Portuguese Basketball Championships for Beginners and Male and Female Cadets for Regional Teams will take place simultaneously.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, and for six days, the city of Albufeira will be transformed into the capital of Basketball and Youth. Nearly 900 athletes, boys and girls, future hopes of national basketball, many of whom are international at the training levels, will have the opportunity to compete, make friends and enjoy the possibility of returning or discovering, for the first time, one of the most popular tourist destinations. wanted.

More than 1300 people are expected, a kind of large youth basketball family, made up of representatives of the various regional teams of the men's and women's under-14 and under-16 levels, coaches, referees, managers, relatives and friends of the athletes.

The Welcome Ceremony will take place this Thursday, from 17:30 pm, with a parade of delegations through the city centre, between Largo Eng. Duarte Pacheco and Praça dos Pescadores, in a show that, as in previous editions, promises to surprise with the color and joy of the participants.

The “All Star” games are one of the highlights of the Party and a source of great expectations for the young prospects, who have the opportunity here to meet and socialize with the biggest stars of the sport. The “All Star” will take place on the 9th, at 16 pm (for women) and at 00 pm (for men), at the Pavilhão Desportivo de Albufeira.

The competition itself starts on the 7th of April and includes the realization of nearly 200 games, with free entry (limited to the capacity of the sports spaces), which will take place at the Albufeira Sports Pavilhão, Olhos de Água Sports Pavilhão, Sports Pavilhão da EBSA, ESA Sports Pavilion, Francisco Neves Pavilion and EB 2,3 Francisco Cabrita Pavilion.

The Basketball Festival is an initiative of the Portuguese Basketball Federation, in partnership with the Municipality of Albufeira and the Algarve Basketball Association, and has the collaboration of Imortal Basket Club and Albufeira Basketball Club.