Summer Jam presented by Foot Locker saw the summer calendar of activity finish on a high at Clapham Common basketball courts in South London.
As part of Foot Locker and Hoopsfix’s ongoing commitment to activating Clapham Common courts following the renovation in 2021, Summer Jam was the culmination of pan-European competition that saw qualifiers held across six outdoor courts – all renovated by Foot Locker – each country sent their winning team, with Barcelona, Berlin, London, Milan, Paris, Rotterdam all represented in the 5 on 5 knockout tournament.
Team Berlin and Team Rotterdam took the Summer Jam Finals crowns in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.
The London teams; OTS and Powerpuff Gyals – along with one other women’s team, Triple Threat, who jumped in for Paris who were without a female side, were unable to bring home the title in front of home crowds.
The straight knockout tournament saw Powerpuff Gyals reach the final before falling to Rotterdam – knocking out Triple Threat in the semi-finals, while OTS went out in the opening round, also at the hands of Rotterdam.
Meanwhile, in the King and Queen of the Trenches 1 on 1 competition, London took home the title in the Women’s competition, with Melita Emanuel-Carr being crowned, while in the men’s it was Rotterdam’s Caleb Vijber.
After the basketball, there was an after party on the courts, with Sainté performing on the New Balance stage.
Earlier in August, Hoopsfix also worked with Foot Locker and the NBA to hold a junior skills clinic on the Clapham Common courts.