Helping Hoops has opened up our latest location with the launch of the Kensington program. Kensington is our fifth public housing program located in inner-Melbourne, and has quickly established a strong presence in the community with attendance and interest strong from the outset. Coach Renee Clarke has taken on Kensington, and has already established strong relationships with dozens of local children and families.
Months of planning and community consultation resulted in Kensington being selected as the location for our expansion, which will continue to see Helping Hoops grow throughout 2019 and going forward. The Venny, a local adventure playground which is a hub for local children and families, was particularly supportive of the establishment of a Helping Hoops program, as was the YMCA which manages the Kensington Recreation Centre where the program is located.
Helping Hoops Kensington has only been made possible thanks to the support of Gandel Philanthropy. We thank Gandel for their trust and look forward to building a strong and vibrant program that supports the Kensington community for years to come.