Xinwang September 18 th(Reporter Li Ruyi) On September 16th, the first primary school basketball league (SNBA) in Shinan District of Qingdao kicked off in Qingdao Hisense School! Xu Ze, Director of Competitive Sports Department of Qingdao Sports Bureau, Zhang Xiao, Director of Qingdao Basketball and Rugby Sports Management Center, Cao Jiaxiang, Deputy Director of Sports and Health Arts Department of Qingdao Education Bureau, and Xin Yuan, Deputy Director of Shinan District Education Research Center, attended the opening ceremony.
The opening game was played by Qingdao Jiayuguan School against Qingdao Hisense School. Zhang Xiao kicked off the game, and the principals of the two schools also came to the scene to cheer for the little players. With the referee’s whistle, the "Nanba" League officially began. Basketball players’ vigorous posture and superb basketball skills explain their love for basketball. The sound of players’ breathing, the friction of sneakers and the cheers of the audience ignited the atmosphere of the scene.
This year’s "South BA" League has set up two divisions: East (Qingdao Hisense School) and West (Qingdao University Road Primary School). More than 300 coaches and athletes from 22 school teams in the whole region will compete for the championship of each division and the championship of the league through more than 100 round robin games in more than two months. After the first round of competition, Jiayuguan School, Keelung Road Primary School, Shinan Experimental Primary School and HongKong Road Primary School in the Eastern Division won their first victories.
In recent years, Shinan District Education and Sports Bureau has actively deepened the integration of sports and education, incorporated basketball skills into the regional "sports skill chain" for comprehensive popularization, and held youth basketball events and exchange activities such as "Principal Cup", "Nanba Cup" and "District Cup" to stimulate students’ interest in basketball, cultivate their positive sports concept, enhance the development stamina of basketball competitive sports in Shinan District, promote the vigorous development of youth basketball, and promote the overall improvement of students’ sports skills and physical health.