Defend The Nest

traditions - defend the nest

An evening of rivalry for the NYU Abu Dhabi Basketball Teams surrounded by a boisterous fan base and the spirit of volunteers. The Men and Women’s Basketball Teams play back to back games with the support of the NYUAD and greater Abu Dhabi communities. Games are organized for the youth with the help of Faiza the Falcon, NYUAD’s Mascot. Face painting and sign making are near obligatory upon entering the gymnasium and the stands are scattered with branded noisemakers to keep the night in tune throughout the heat of the games.

This year, our teams face the community in the first ever: Defend the Nest Community Clash!

November 5

7PM Women's Basketball vs HERhoops

8PM Men's Basketball vs ADIA

Expect thrilling games of basketball, food, prizes, entertainment and lots of fun!