Nike Hosts Battle Force, A $25K Melbourne Streetball Tournament with Live Music and Street Art

Battle Force is coming to Melbourne, and it’s set to be an event like no other. The ultimate fusion of basketball, music, street art, and style, come along to Battle Force and watch the Finals and Championship Game of the Melbourne Streetball Madness 5×5 competition, where teams battle it out for $25K in prize money. Get amongst the 3×3 pickup court, or sharpen your style with a new haircut by Brother Wolf surrounded by food trucks and DJs spinning tunes – there will even be opportunities to get inked.

Plus, for the first time, Foot Locker is offering customised sneakers by Australian street artist Phibs. The exclusive run of 70 hand-customised pairs of Nike Air Force 1s will be on display at the event, and a selection will be available for purchase. As a nod to the international Blank Canvas Collective, you can also join an intimate workshop experience to customise your own pair of AF1’s.

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Battle Force kicks off at 11 am on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at Hangar 85, Bristol St, Essendon Fields. Entry is free. However, you must register before Saturday 2nd December 2017 if you wish to attend. There will also free transportation to and from the event. The meeting place is Docklands Sports Courts (Hub at Docklands, 68-90 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands). Battle Force is alcohol-free.

The custom AF1’s were designed in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the iconic sneaker. Blank Canvas exists as a platform to discover art and apparel made by a global community of independent designers. Battle Force is where competition and creativity are given an arena, and those who enter can unleash their passion.

Sydneysiders looking for an authentic NBA experience should visit Throwback’s Hoops Central.

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