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Countdown to Wyong 3on3 begins!

The countdown has begun to Wyong’s National Indigenous Vibe 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge (Vibe 3on3®) and the event is shaping up to be a great success.

A host of talented performers and sports stars will attend the Wyong Vibe 3on3® as role models to pass on valuable experience and encourage and inspire students.

The Vibe 3on3® returns to Wyong on Friday 18 February 2011 featuring plenty of fun and action for young people. Trent Lake from the NSW Waratahs and former Australian rugby union 7’s player Matt Sonter are set to play an inspiring role at the 3on3. And singer Naomi Wenitong from the hip hop group The Last Kinection will also be attending, with NAISDA dancer Amy Minchin. The Jimmy Little Foundation will also be there with good advice on healthy nutrition.

Hosted by former Harlem Globetrotter Dwayne Cross and Aboriginal basketball star Claude Williams, the 3on3 features a 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.

The Vibe 3on3® is a fun, free event for Aboriginals and non-Indigenous Australians. The event encourages sportsmanship, teaches new skills and builds self-esteem, as well as promoting reconciliation at a grassroots level.

To participate in the Vibe 3on3®, young people need to pre-register in teams of five through their school by Friday 11 February. The event is capped at 400 kids so get in quick to gain your spot at the 3on3. The event will be held at the Bateau Bay PCYC, the Entrance Rd, Bateau Bay from 9am-2.30pm and will feature an opening ceremony, face painting and a health expo.

The Vibe 3on3® aims 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 the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Vibe Australia.

We also thank our supporters the Koori Mail, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.

For all media enquiries, interviews or photos please call Mayrah Sonter at Vibe Australia on (02) 9361 0140, MOB 0405 834 016 or email on [email protected]

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