Helping Hoops is an independent charity running free weekly basketball programs for over 1,000 disadvantaged & disabled children every year. Our 350-plus sessions per year benefit kids of all abilities aged 7 to 21. As a charity, Helping Hoops is not solely focused on improving skills, but also uses basketball to instil values that will benefit children in their lives outside of sport.
Children attending Helping Hoops programs are from a refugee or migrant background, have an intellectual disability, are living on inner-city, high-rise public housing estates, or are asylum seekers.
Helping Hoops specifically focuses on building self-esteem, aiding social cohesion, instilling discipline, developing goal setting and leadership skills, and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
Helping Hoops also runs school holiday activities & tournaments for our kids, and is a key contributor to the South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association, which runs basketball tournaments for over 500 South Sudanese-Australian youth from all across Australia.