Our story

The GG3x3 is the UK's largest non-profit (3x3) basketball platform designed to make basketball accessible to all, no matter a person’s race, age, gender, shape or ability.

 

We champion game of 3x3 basketball and aim to inspire people to play, have fun and connect through a series of community-led initiatives. We train young ballers via our kids clinics and camps, run multi-ability charity tournaments and carry out random acts of kindness in the community.

Why was the GG3x3 created?

The GG3x3 began as a one-day one-off charity tournament event in 2017 to commemorate basketball lover, George Goldstone. He was not only a loving son, devoted husband and loyal friend, but a passionate baller in his spare time. 

 

Shortly after his marriage, George was diagnosed with terminal cancer aged 32. Despite his battle he sadly passed away in 2016.

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Martin, Founder of the GG3x3 (Left), George (right)

To honour his life and passion for the game, his friend and teammate Martin Dyan created the GG3x3 charity tournament to celebrate George, raise money for charity, support and lead local community projects.

 

To date the GG3x3 has hosted 300 ballers in 3x3 tournaments, helped train over 200 young ballers, installed 76 nets (and counting) and secured over £16,000 for cancer charities.

 

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It started as a small tournament but now the GG3x3 has grown into the UK's largest non-profit 3x3 basketball platform, supporting communities, creating opportunities and spreading positivity in the most amazing ways. 

 

I believe 3x3 basketball can transform basketball in the UK and I'm so thankful for how much we've done in such a short space of time. 

 

Small changes can make a big difference; I'd like to think in the short time we've been around, we've helped to make some positive differences for anyone that's been a part of what we do.

Martin Dyan, GG3x3 Founder

I set up the GG3x3 it was to commemorate George and what we both believed in, a love for the game and what it brings to people on and off the court.