To: Dee Forbes, Director-General, RTÉ
Broadcast Irish Basketball on RTE
Basketball is the only sport in Irelands Top 5 to not have any regular televised broadcast.
Why is this important?
Basketball is Irelands number 1 indoor sport with approx 30,000 players in clubs across Ireland and the game is played by the vast majority of primary and post primary school students. Participation at all levels is growing steadily.
This is an appeal to RTE and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media to broadcast basketball in the 2021-2022 season which commences in September (Mens) and October (Women's)
As an indoor sport the game should be very easy to televise particularly during the winter months when other sports are inactive.