The 2023 DIBF Basketball World Championships will be held in Heraklion, Greece, from 13 – 24 June 2023. Both Australia and New Zealand are amongst the 25 nations going.
Paul Batten, President for DIBF Asia Pacific, was impressed to see how the Trans-Tasman game turned out. “It was amazing to see lots of deaf people turn up. There were even some hearing people who came to watch and even they were fascinated!” Paul Batten continues, “the timing couldn’t be any more perfect, it was a 50-year anniversary for Deaf Basketball since our very first Trans-Tasman game back in 1972!”
The event saw former players from Deaf Basketball Australia attending the event to watch the game. The Trans-Tasman Deaf Basketball Game is supported by both Deaf Sports New Zealand and Deaf Sports Australia, in which both Chris Sinclair (Deaf Sport NZ President) and General Manager Phil Harper (Deaf Sports Australia) attended. Paul Batten shares his gratitude to the sponsors for contributing to the success of the games in New Zealand.