Schelde Sports to Provide Backstop Units for FIBA 3×3 Events

By Community | March 14, 2013

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, has agreed a sponsorship deal with sports equipment manufacturer, Schelde Sports until 2016.

Under the agreement, Schelde Sports becomes the official provider of backstop units for all FIBA 3×3 events.

Schelde Sports, a Dutch company which has been developing its own products since 1892, has come up with an innovative outdoor backstop unit known as the ‘3×3 Basketball Backstop’. It has an urban look and feel and features an integrated 12-second shot clock.

The 3×3 Basketball Backstop will be used at all FIBA 3×3 World Tour events and all FIBA 3×3 World Championships.

FIBA and Schelde Sports will also work closely together to continue developing backstop units from grassroots to elite levels.

Schelde Sports is an official partner of the FIBA Venue & Equipment Centre since 1994, and its backstop units are used in leading FIBA competitions around the globe. It is one of the leading brands of JF-International.

FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann said: “We’re very pleased to announce this partnership between our FIBA 3×3 discipline and Schelde Sports for the next four years.

“Our 3×3 is fast-growing and by working together with Schelde Sports – a leading company whose reputation in providing excellent equipment precedes it – we can look forward to achieving many great things in years to come.”

Bart Prinssen, Export Manager of JF International, added: “We are proud to team up with FIBA and become the official backstop unit supplier for the 3×3 World Tour and the 3×3 World Championships.

“The Schelde Sports team is excited to support FIBA and local organisers of 3×3 events worldwide.”