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 get the program running and Council acknowledges the valuable support provided by Greenacre Neighbourhood Centre, Save the Children, Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre, TAFE NSW, Youth Off The Streets and HopePoint Church, Georges Hall and Bankstown YMCA.
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 competition
If you’re 12-18 years old and looking for something to do on the weekend, why not join in the fun in our eight-week Midnight Basketball competition?
Next Tournament - Term 2, May 2015.
Midnight Basketball Tournament 8 Saturday, 18 October - 6 December 2014.
- Workshop Award winners: Light Blue Thunder – Coach: Noah and Players-Justin, Aya, Trung, M Talha, Troy, Jai, Ashaya, Rayaan, Jimmi & Lucas
- Grand Final Runners Up: Maroon Magic MJ’s – Coach: Daniel and Players – Amani, Jayson, Huyen, Rebecca, Tommy, Darren, Stanley, Affan & Jerry
- Winners: Royal Blue Bluebirds - Coach: Michael and Players – Alikali, Diana, Tina, Sidney, Eoin, Anthony, Christopher, Dan, Alicia, Sidique and Daniel
- Four recipients received Award Sports Packs for fair play and best team player – Jai, Huyen, William and Tri
Congratulations also to White Outs, Red Bulls, Black Kebab Shop, Light Green Motiv8, Dark Green Blazers for a well played tournament and to all the volunteers who assisted each week with catering, refereeing, bus driving and logistics.