Following the success of the 3×3 discipline in the running basketball game, there has been a focus on introducing the 3×3 discipline in the wheelchair basketball games.
The development of the 3×3 as the second discipline in wheelchair basketball is extremely important and it is part of IWBF’s strategic plan to create a formal competition structure for the game to help continue to grow our sport across the world and widen our network of athletes, supporters and stakeholders.
3×3 Wheelchair Basketball will make its World debut at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Zonal qualification tournaments will take place for the Games. The first-ever being IWBF Africa’s 3×3 Commonwealth Games Qualifier which saw South Africa claim the Africas’ men and women’s spots at next year’s Games.
The rules of the 3×3 discipline in the wheelchair game were decided upon following extensive consultation and research into the different formats that were being played. The research considered key factors including gameplay, logistics and the spectator experience.