Night Hoops Southside T3 final report (7/5/16 - 11/6/16)

Southside T3 key info

Venue: Wally Hagan Basketball Stadium, Hamilton Hill

Date: 7/5/16 to 11/6/16

Tournament manager: Brad Robbins (weeks 1 & 2), Griffin Longley (weeks 3-6)

Participation Data

  • 75 players registered
  • 56 boys and 19 girls
  • 71 of Aboriginal or Torres Straight decent
  • Average weekly participation: 33.6
  • 15 players attended all nights
A great volunteer resonse

Volunteer Participation

  • 23 volunteers registered
  • Average of 10 volunteers per night
  • Volunteers were from the Fremantle/Cockburn community
  • Significant support was given by Fremantle PCYC and Cockburn Youth Centre
Six workshops were conducted

Workshop Data

The workshops for Southside T3 included a balance of topics between the purely fun (breakdancing and wheelchair basketball) and the serious (aboriginal culture and drug and alcohol awareness).

Topics:

  1. Rules and skills testing
  2. Breakdancing
  3. Aboriginal Culture (presented by Tim Kelly)
  4. Wheelchair basketball
  5. Strong Spirit Strong Mind, alcohol and drug awareness (presented by the Mental Health Commission)
  6. Program evaluation

Workshop evaluation

The workshops were well received by the young people participating with 11 out of 24 evaluation respondents saying they enjoyed all the workshops, and 12 saying they enjoyed most of them.

Workshops in order of participant preference:

  1. Wheelchair basketball
  2. Aboriginal Culture
  3. Strong Spirit Strong Mind
  4. Breakdancing
  5. Rules and skills testing
Skills sessions

Skills sessions were conducted every night of T3 for all teams. We had some difficulty securing a regular trainer due to SBL commitment.

The sessions were run by SBL player Cherridy Thornton, Cockburn Cougars employee Matthew Shaw, and Tournament Manager Griffin Longley on different nights.

Program support

Southside T3 was lucky to receive strong financial and on-court support from multiple organisations. Financial support from DSR, Medibank Private and The City of Fremantle was fundamental to getting the program off the ground.

The importance of the on-the-ground support of Fremantle PCYC, the Cockburn Youth Centre, and Cockburn Basketball Association cannot be understated. The program simply could not have run without them and significant thanks and support should be shown to these organisations.

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