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It was a weekend of oranges by the river for the Vibe 3on3® crew, as the travelling basketball festival headed to Mildura.

The Vibe 3on3® swung its way into Mildura on the weekend of July 28 and July 29 – the sixth time this popular travelling basketball and hip hop festival has visited the Sunraysia District.

The Vibe 3on3® brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people for a fun weekend of basketball, dancing, music, health and culture. The event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

Hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter Dwayne Cross and Aboriginal basketball star Claude Williams, the action-packed weekend held at Mildura Basketball Stadium featured a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Indigenous music.

Joining the Vibe 3on3® crew were champion breakdancer B Boy 2 Ezy, hip hop group Street Warriors and dancers Rachel Kontominas and Medika Thorpe.

Also joining the crew for the weekend was actor Luke Carroll, who spent the weekend hanging out with the locals and quizzing the young people of Mildura on their health and lifestyle knowledge as part of the Vibe Spin Out Wheel component of the competition.

More than 55 teams registered to take part in the structured dance, music, health and 3on3 basketball activities, with young people coming from the surrounding communities of Robinvale, Gol Gol, Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Swan Hill as well as the local Mildura area to join in the fun.

“This was the sixth time we’ve held the Vibe 3on3® in Mildura,” said 3on3 coordinator Claude Williams, who is a fan of the region’s sweet oranges. “Once again the community has confirmed itself as one of the top locations on the 3on3 tour.

“Even though it rained on Sunday, we still had well over 50 teams competing, which included teams from surrounding areas. The kids proved to be as good as any in Australia in basketball and dancing and openly expressed themselves in all facets of the event.”

The Vibe 3on3® is a two day Aboriginal youth weekend festival that incorporates basketball, dancing, art, culture and health. We aim to promote healthy lifestyles, strengthen communities and boost self-esteem. The Vibe 3on3™ is also an excellent opportunity for health services and related organisations to introduce themselves to the wider community. For more information, go to

The Vibe 3on3® would not be possible without our sponsors Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation, the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts and the Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Foundation.

The Mildura 3on3 would also not have been possible without the support of our local sponsors the Mildura Aboriginal Corporation, the Mildura Basketball Association and the Mildura United Soccer Club.


  • Boys 10 and under
    South Boys
    Tyrone Mitchell
    Damon Ryan
    Ned Clarke -Proud
    Jason Baldwin
    Presenter: Paul McCullagh
    Organisation: Mallee Family Care NSW
  • Boys 12 and Under
    R Vales
    David Anato
    Lyndon Johnson
    Harold Johnson
    Luke Marlow
    Presenter: Mark Williams
    Organisation: Dept of Sport and Recreation
  • Boys 14 and Under
    JJJ Champions
    John Peterson
    Josh Peterson
    Marbee Williams
    Ngarra Williams
    Presenter: Dallas Kirby
    Organisation: Mildura Aboriginal Health Service
  • Boys 16 and Under
    Kehan Dyce
    Reid Van Zanten
    Ashley Bailey
    Kirtis Williams
    Presenter: John Arnold (Mayor)
    Organisation: Mildura Rural City Council
  • Boys Open
    Cha Ching
    Steven Peterson
    Bradley Kelly
    Wayne Kelly
    Jerome Kelly
    Presenter: Greg (Rocky) Sloan
    Organisation: Mildura Aboriginal Corporation
  • Girls 10 and Under
    Demons Girls
    Cloe Manger
    Cortney Manger
    Tegan Cornell
    Itesha Mitchell
    Presenter: Nancia Guivarra
    Organisation: Vibe Australia
  • Girls 14 and Under
    Bad Tidda Girls
    Casey Peterson
    Chanice Kuchell
    Latoya Mitchelle
    Kylie Mitchelle
    Presenter: Buddy Parsons
  • Girls 18 and Under
    Kelly girls
    Sarah Kelly
    Veliesha Kelly
    Ieesha Kelly
    Presenter: Medika Thorpe
    Organisation: Vibe Australia
  • My Story
    Leon Handy
    Presenter: Cathy Craigie
    Organisation: Vibe Australia
  • Rap Boys
    Coomie Boys
    Dennis King
    John Kelly
    Gaylan Jackson
    Presenter: Wok Wright
    Street Worriers
  • Boys Break
    1st Jofarlin Mitchelle
    2nd Matthew
    3rd Rilvy Hannah
  • Girls Break
    1st Billie Brims
    2nd Jade Kelly
    3rd Ahlise Hurst
  • Puggy Hunter Award
    Cloe Sloan

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