Helping Hoops Dandenong is a free, multicultural basketball program for children living in Melbourne’s south-east. The program runs every Wednesday from 4:30 to 7pm and is overseen by coach Omar Coles.

The program is in its seventh year, and has seen an explosion in numbers over the past 12 months. This increase in attendance tells us there is a clear demand in the area, and that the program is satisfying this demand in an engaging and effective way. Dandenong is unique insofar as its format of having two weekly sessions that service younger and older participants. This ability to have a targeted experience for older participants has only been achieved in other locations through a stand-alone program, such as Helping Hoops Future or Power, and we are extremely pleased that Dandenong has found a way to service both groups whilst still keeping the community together. Sessions begin with a nurturing style for the younger children, who are still new to the game, then shifts into a challenging but supportive tone when older participants take to the court. Along with the success of this dynamic, we are also extremely pleased to see many different cultural and ethnic groups represented at Helping Hoops Dandenong.

THIS PROGRAM IS PART-FUNDED BY THE SHULU FOUNDATION

Every Wednesday
4:30pm – 5:30pm (Beginner)
5:30pm – 7pm (Advanced)
Noble Park Community Centre
Memorial Drive
Noble Park VIC 3174

Arrange a visit by contacting Adam McKay on 0433 857 875 or adam@helpinghoops.com.au