World School Basketball Championships Set for Spain
The World School Basketball Championships makes its return this week in a brand-new host country as teams from across the globe travel to Valencia, Spain in a bid to take the silverware home.
Following two editions of the competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the event has a new home in one of Europe’s most passionate basketball nations.
L’Alqueria del Basket plays host to Valencia Basket’s men’s and women’s professional teams, with nine indoor and four outdoor courts, and the 9,000-seater Pavelló Municipal Font de Sant Lluís is situated next door.
Boys teams will compete in U16 and U19 age groups, with girls taking part in an U16 competition across three days of action in Valencia this weekend.
British International School Cairo put in an impressive showing at New York University in Abu Dhabi last year – crowned champions in every age group – and they’ll be looking to keep hold of the trophies they claimed last time out.
In a first for the World School Games Event Series we are delighted to welcome schools from Poland, Czech Republic and Lithuania to the World School Basketball Championships next week and we are excited to see what they bring to the court.
Stay Up to Date
With a dedicated show court live-streamed throughout the competition, classmates and family members will be able to keep up with the action wherever they are in the world by visiting the World School Games Youtube channel here.
You can also keep up to date with fixtures, results and live group standings by downloading the Official Tournament App, which is available here.
A full list of participating schools and nations can be viewed below:
|Akademeia High School Warsaw||Poland|
|American School Valencia||Spain|
|College Alpin Beau Soleil||Switzerland|
|Collegiate International School||UAE|
|Dubai International Academy||UAE|
|Fayston Prepatory of Suji||South Korea|
|International School of Geneva||Switzerland|
|St Catherine’s British School||Greece|
|TOIS Ostrava||Czech Republic|
The World School Basketball Championships is just one of a series of events which run throughout the academic year. Next up is the World School Games in Dubai, before the World School Swim Championships (London, May 2024), World Schools Netball Cup (Loughborough, June 2024), World School Golf Championships (Scotland, September 2024) and World Schools Football Cup (Barcelona, October 2024).
For more information on any of our events and details of how you can get involved, contact us here.