Night Hoops Southside TERM 4 REVIEW


78 young people registered in total || Average per night attendance 28:

Our 6 week tournament saw a vast difference in attendance both in numbers and in individual attendance. Our lowest night dipped below 20 whilst our highest night reached 45! We had a spread variety of individual attendance with some individuals coming week 2 and 5 and others not until week 5 or 6 who attended the last run program. There is a combination of factors to this - some Saturdays were almost 40 degrees and deterred people from attending, other Saturday's some of the bigger families had parties or were away and other Saturday's followed a whole day of activities with the local Youth Centre.

Weekly Breakdown Attendance:

Week One: 16 youth

Week Two: 24 youth

Week Three: 26 youth

Week Four: 30 youth

Week Five: 45 youth

Week Six: 25 youth

Relevant Data:

Aboriginal Attendance: 67 youth @ 86%

Female Participation: 16 youth @ 20.5%


Volunteer Information

Volunteer numbers were healthy with 15+ registrations online and between 10-15 in attendance most nights. Kerri and Monique were present as youth workers on all of the evenings and Uncle Tim was present as Cultural Mentor.


We supplied pizza at the end of the night for the players and volunteers when we gave out our nightly awards! This is a highlight of the night for the youth!



We had 4 workshops as well as 2 skills evaluations conducted by SBL players. The first one was by Rob Pike on Choices - former Paralympian. The second by Crowned King on Graffiti. The third on Breakdancing and the last workshop was on T shirt design. The youth enjoyed these and stayed fairly engaged through them al.


Transport was provided by City of Cockburn and buses were driven by one of our volunteers Nik and by one of our youth workers.


Overall behaviour was exceptional at our tournament and we didn't have to impose any yellow or red cards - or even any a single warning!


The tournament was well received by the youth who attended. Whilst attendance was sporadic throughout the tournament and slightly inconsistent I was happy with the growth throughout each week. It was a disappointing turnout on the final night with 25 in attendance due to a few parties on and one of the families being away. Other than that - given the week to week consistency we will see in 2017 with the program I am confident this program will grow and develop as we become one of the premier youth activities available on a Saturday night in 2017.

I want to give a special mention to the volunteers who tirelessly served and gave week in and week out and did a tremendous job. Also to the Lakeside SBL players for running the skills and also assisting with refereeing when and where needed. It was a great term and I am excited about 2017!

The Southside Champions - The Black Team

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