The Melbourne Boomers and Helping Hoops have continued to enjoy a positive partnership throughout 2017-18, with many of our participants attending games throughout the season. The Boomers have also given our kids an opportunity to take part in their Girls’ Academy, with the latest being run in December 2017. This provided a unique experience in which Boomers players were the ones running drills and sharing their experience, which was also supplemented by information sessions on nutrition and strength and conditioning.
The Melbourne Boomers have enjoyed a successful season on the court, having reached the WNBL finals in which they eventually lost to the Townsville Fire in a deciding game three. It is an exciting time for the Boomers and the WNBL in general, and we are appreciative of the focus they have placed on community and providing young women with opportunities that they would not be able to access if it was not for the partnership.
We are discussing how the Helping Hoops-Boomers partnership can be developed and expanded in the 2018-19 season, and look forward to sharing updates on this soon.