The Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) yesterday officially endorsed CSA Basketball’s Girls Empowerment Hoops Program.
The year-round program was designed to help with the development of women’s basketball in the country.
According to CSA director Marvin Henfield, the first session takes place on May 22 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium. The program will is available to all female players ages 10 and older.
“For too long, a portion of our basketball community has been ignored, but now we are looking to take things to a new level in the coming months,” Henfield said. “We want to work with all female athletes of school age. Regardless of your skill level, just come out and see if you’re interested, or if it’s something you can do.
“We have to do a better job of providing our female athletes some good opportunities to play collegiate basketball or playing at the top levels.”
BBF president Mario Bowleg added: “We support any endeavor that has to do with the development of the sport locally, in particular, our women’s program. One of our mandates is to ensure our female athletes get equal opportunities, and this is a good start.”