For the first time 3x3 Running Basketball and 3x3 Wheelchair Basketball joined the Commonwealth Games roster.
Both promised high-octane activity, incredible skill, and party vibes from start to finish.
The inaugural 3x3 competition at the Commonwealth Games saw Team England’s men and women on the podium in both disciplines.
In the running basketball, Birmingham born Myles Hesson sunk a dramatic two-point shot to seal gold in overtime for Team England in the men’s 3x3 basketball in what was a perfect finish appropriate of the festival site at Smithfields.
There was further medal success for Team England’s women as they took silver – only a last second lay-up from Australian Sarah Te-Biasu denying them overtime in their gold-medal match.
Peter has been involved in basketball for more than 25 years with experience as a player, coach and official.
He is currently Interim Chief Operating Officer at Basketball England. His role sees him oversee the delivery of coaching and officiating pathways, educational courses and 3x3, along with club and facility development.
He has also worked in many different capacities at Basketball England and Great Britain Basketball events and was an official at the London 2012 Olympics, Euroleague Finals and European Wheelchair Basketball Championships.
At 38, he still fancies himself as a player in the Sheffield Basketball League.