PCYC Queensland welcomes Deadly 3s Ambassador
PCYC Queensland welcomes Indigenous Olympic basketballer Danny Morseu as the Ambassador for Deadly 3s, to be held at PCYC Edmonton on Saturday, 17 August.
Now in its fifth year, PCYC Queensland’s Deadly 3s is the only major basketball tournament of its kind in Far North Queensland, bringing together over 160 players from 21 Indigenous communities.
This year, teams will come together from as far away as Mackay, Townsville, Mount Isa, Mornington Island and the Torres Strait to take part.
Seen as a wonderful role model for the Indigenous community as the first Torres Strait Islander to represent Australia at the Olympic Games playing in the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics, Danny Morseu is honoured to be named as the Deadly 3s Ambassador.
“Deadly 3s is a celebration of Indigenous communities, sport and culture and I am honoured to play a part in this event and mentor the participants,” said Mr Morseu.
PCYC Queensland Indigenous Programs Manager, Andy Cassidy, said the goal of Deadly 3s is to bring communities together in a positive way.
“Deadly 3s has perpetual benefits for participants and their local communities, as players come together to share experiences and knowledge, with many going on to organise their own community competitions,” said Ms Cassidy.
Deadly 3s is an annual 3×3 mixed male and female tournament, held as part of PCYC Queensland’s Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program.