The slam-dunk community event will be followed by food, drinks and networking, and will see corporate partners from the Foundation’s Nascence Project take to the court, with the tournament led by the Bristol Flyers Community coaching team and assisted by some of the first team players.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Bristol Flyers Community department and will be used to fund a basketball competition for children in primary schools throughout Greater Bristol, in areas of high deprivation.

Eight local and national businesses are set to go head-to-head in the festival – here’s who’s taking part:

Venue details

SGS College is the home of the Bristol Flyers who play in the British Basketball League. Please be advised of the following venue details:

  • Getting to SGS WISE Campus: Please CLICK HERE to be taken to a google map of the location so that you can plan your journey.
  • Parking: there is paid parking on site. Please use the parking machines provided.
  • Arrival time: please arrive at 4:10pm ready for a prompt start.
  • Food and drink: a light buffet and a post-tournament drink is included and there will be a cash bar after the event should you wish to purchase more. Please send through any dietary requirements at your earliest convenience. 
  • Changing rooms: will be provided with exact timings and rooms dictated on the night.
  • Supporters: if you are planning to bring anybody along they can watch from the balcony and the cash bar will be open for them to spectate with a cold one in hand.

Match Information

  • Squads to consist of a maximum of 8 players with 5 players on the court at any one time. Each team must have at least one female playing at all times
  • Team colours will be allocated prior to the event and all players should wear sports tops of the nominated colour for their games
  • Non-marking trainers to be worn
  • No jewellery is allowed
  • There will be a short coaching clinic at the beginning of the tournament from the Flyers Community Coaching Team on the rules of the games along with tips on how to shoot, dribble and pass and a chance to practice your skills
  • All games will be refereed. The referees decision is final
  • All teams will be placed in a Pool and will play all other teams in their Pool once in short format games.
  • Teams will be awarded one point for a loss and three points for a win. If the score is tied at the end of the game, then each team member will shoot a free throw, the first team to score will win the game
  • Winners of each Pool will go through to a knock out competition to determine the overall tournament winner.
  • Games will be two four minute halves, with one minute of half time.
  • Substitutes will be rolling, with a running clock. i.e. substitutes can come on anytime, with no clock stoppages.
  • All players can commit a foul, but will not be counted. (consistent fouling from one player will result in referee strongly suggesting a substitute)
  • If a travel (taking two or more steps without dribbling the basketball) , double dribble (dribbling the ball with two hands, or dribbling catching then dribbling again) and or carry (when the dribbling hand goes underneath the basketball) is committed, the ball will turnover to the other team, taken as an inbound from the closest side line.
  • How to avoid committing these fouls, along with how to shoot, pass and dribble will be demonstrated and explained by the Community Coaches before the tournament start

Contact Details

We would love for you to share your experiences and photos with us on social media using the #NascenceProject and tagging @BSFound on Twitter and Bristol Sport Foundation on Facebook and LinkedIn.