Midnight Basketball is a free program that provides young people in Bankstown with the opportunity to develop their basketball skills, make new friends and have a safe enjoyable activity to participate in on Saturday nights.
The Midnight Basketball Program is a collaborative effort between Bankstown City Council and Midnight Basketball. The assistance of local services and volunteers has been crucial to the program and Council acknowledges the valuable support provided by Youth Off the Streets, Breakthru People Solutions, HopePoint Church, Georges Hall, Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, Greenacre Neighbourhood Centre, Bankstown City and Greenacre YMCA, Bankstown Sports Club and Revesby Workers Club.
The free program is open to boys and girls aged between 12 and 18 years who reside or attend school in the Bankstown LGA. In addition to the games the players will also receive a nutritious meal and a safe bus ride home at the end of the night. As part of this program there will be a range of compulsory workshops focusing on essential life skill topics such as: health and wellbeing; conflict resolution; communication and decision making; cultural development and awareness; and community engagement skills.
The next Tournament
Tournament 10 - Term 4, October 2014
Tournament 9 (2 May - 20 June 2015) Results
- Workshop Award winners & League Champions: Red Romanians - Coach Rebecca & Players - Alikali, Jessie, Misi, Fan, Tommy, Raymond, Mohammed, Jai, Martin, David & Ian.
- Grand Final Runners Up: Bolivia Blacks - Coach: Andrew & Players - Aya, Toha, Brahim, Christian, Jimmi, Su, Tri-Tranh, Tai & Johnny.
- Grand Final Winners: Light Blue Laos - Coach: Caleb & Players - George, Damian, Ahmad, Taha, Malek, Troy, Richard, Daniel, Dai, Rebecca, Tommy & Jeremiah
- Team Country's Quiz Winners: Royal Blue Brasilia - Coach: Noah & Players - Gordon, Jenny, Anthony, Bryan, Jamie, William, Alvin, Zac, Tiffany & John.
Congratulations also to Greenlanders, Lime Green Lebanons, Maroon Madagascar & White Wales for a well played tournament, enthusiasm in learning about a new country and a very big thank you to all the volunteers who assisted each week with catering, refereeing, bus driving and logistics.