Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Hailing from Delta, British Columbia, the Delta Force Athletics basketball club will be making their inaugural appearance at Bballnationals this summer. The new but rapidly expanding organization is excited to be a part of the only national club basketball tournament in Canada.
“Delta Force Athletics was started in 2017 whit two teams, U16 boys and U15 girls [and we] focus on working with kids in Ladner, Tswassen and North Delta to help develop their game” said Jas Hothi. “In 2019 the club is fielding 12 teams, 7 boys teams and 5 girls teams at all levels of play, from U12 - U17. The club participates in both local tournaments and tournaments in the US.”
For Jas and Delta Force, the opportunity to play against the best of the best in Canada was too good to pass up.
“This is a great opportunity for the kids in our club to go up against different teams across Canada, and get exposure to playing at a very high level” he explained. “Our athletes compete well with the local teams in the area, but now we they can get a taste of playing against some of the top talent in Canada.
Being based out of a small community our athletes can get a chance to go up against some of the best. It is also a great event to get the basketball community together across the country and meet new people and coaches. [Also], it allows the game to keep growing and showcase players that may never get this chance.”
Jas and Delta Force are also looking forward to “great competition, meeting new coaches and players and allowing our players the opportunity to showcase their skills and themselves. Also to be a part of an event that is bringing the basketball community together.”
Be on the lookout for Sereena Hothi, Gurnaaz Grewal, and Sharda Singh in BC Sports Hub’s video highlights and photos starting July 29th. We’ll be covering the whole tournament from tip-off of the first game to the last whistle of the very last game.
Written by: Nick Bondi