*Kerala State to celebrate 125th year of basketball and release Basketball Calendar 2016*
Thiruvananthapuram, 16th July, 2016: The School Season of Kerala starts with the Mother Shanthal Trophy South India Inter-School Basketball at Thodupuzha from 27th July to 29th July 2016, which will take place at Shanthal Indoor Stadium in Muttam, Thodupuzha.
The 125th Year of Basketball
This year, to mark the 125th Year of Basketball, the state has already started planning to celebrate the 21st of December, 2015, with a “1 Million Hoopathon” a basketball shooting competition. This will be done by inaugurating 1000 Basketball Courts across the State, by seeking the support of Veteran Basketballers, YMCAs, State Youth Departments and also by carrying out the plan to popularize the shorter version of Basketball – 3 on 3 Kids League for the Under 10 and Under 13 age groups (Boys and Girls).

The 125th Year of Basketball is on the 2016 Calendar

Upcoming Events in the Calendar

Basketball Federation of India is relaunching its school league with 1 Lakh Prize Money this year . Kerala is One of the State Selected by BFI.

Kozhikode University will be conducting South Zone Inter University Basketball at Kozhikode in the 2nd Week of December.
The State Youth Championship is coming up at the twin Indoor Basketball Courts of Little Flower HSS, Koraty from August 12th to 16th. The 60th Kerala State Senior Basketball Championship will feature this year in Manjeri, Malapuram, in 3rd week of November . The Kerala State Schools have not confirmed their calendar till now and the same goes for the universities.
 National Schools will participate in the U-14 and U-19 competitions at Chhattisgargh during the 1st and 2nd week respectively, while the U-17 competition will take place in Andhra Pradesh during the last week.
Events in the Calendar
  • 6th Mother Shanthal Trophy All India Invitational Basketball Tournament (July 27-29)
  • Viswajyothi All Kerala Inter-School Basketball Tournament at Viswajyothi H.S.S Angamali (August 4-7)
  • Global School Inter-School Basketball organized by Global Pubic School Thiruvanikualam (August 9-11)
  • 33rd Kerala State Basketball Championship at Little Flower HSS, Koratty (August 12-16)
  • Loyala Trophy Inter-School Basketball at Trivandrum (August 18-19)
  • Chavara Trophy Inter-School Basketball Tournament at Kristhujyothi HSS Changanacherry (Augs 19-22)
  • Lourdean Trophy All Kerala Inter-School Basketball Tournament,Kottayam (Aug 23-26)
  • St. Josephs Trophy Inter-Collegiate Basketball for Women at St. Josephs College, Irinjalakuda (August 29-31)
  • Don Bosco Trophy All Kerala Inter-School Tournament at Irijaalakuda (August 26-29)
  • AKM Trohy at AKM School, Changancherry (September 3-5)
  • Fr. P.C. Mathew Inter-Collegiate Basketball at SB College, Changancherry (September 5-7)
  • Golden Jubilee Memorial Inter-Collegiate Women Basketball at Assumption College, Changanacherry (September 6-8)
  • Mary Rani South India Inter-School Basketball at Mary Rani School, Laikad (September 6-8)
  • Ephremes Trophy at Kottayam St. Ephremes HSS (September 23-28)
  • SH CMI Thevara Inter School at SH CMI School, Thevara (September 23-28)
  • Silver Hill trophy All Kerala Inter School Basketball Tournament, Kozhikode (September 30-October 3)
  • 43rd National Championship for Sub Junior Boys and Girls at Hyderabad (October 1-7)
  • Kilimal SH Trophy at SH School, Kilimala (October 6-7)
  • Fr Francis Saes South India Inter-School Basketball, Raagiri, Amasserry (October 21-24)
  • Girideepam All India Inter-School, Girdeepam Bethany School (October 28-31)
  • St. Goeretti Inter-School at St.Goeretti School, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram(October Final Week)
  • Deva Matha Inter-School by Deva Matha CMI School (November 1-3)
  • Ephremes Trophy Thriuvanthapuram, St. Josephs HSS, Thiruvananthapuram(November 7-9)
  • Centenary Trophy Inter-School Basketball Tournament at Pulucunnu (November 11-14)
  • Sister Virgina South Zone Inter-School Basketball for Girls at Mount Carmel School, Kottayam (October 17-19)
  • 60th Senior State Basketball Championship 2016 at Manjeri (November 3rd Week )
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