SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3X3 CHAMPS
Due to the weather conditions in Tauranga, the Tauranga City Council have moved the simulcast of the national remembrance service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques shootings indoors to the Trustpower Arena, where the NZSS 3x3 Basketball Championships are currently underway. While the service will be held in a different part of the Arena, police have advised that the venue needs to be free of all other users during the service.
School Sport NZ and BBNZ agree that it is not appropriate to have teams playing on site during this period of increased security risk and therefore the tournament will not start until 2 hours after the completion of the service with first games on Friday starting at 1pm.
With schools committed to both travel and accommodation bookings, it is important that the tournament is completed on time.
This means that games scheduled for tomorrow morning between 9am and 11.40am will now be rescheduled to be played between 5.20pm and 8pm tonight.
BBNZ and School Sport NZ apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but hope that schools will understand the bigger picture in these extraordinary circumstances.
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