Helping Hoops North Melbourne is a free, multicultural basketball program for children living on the North Melbourne public housing estate. The program runs every Friday from 4 to 6pm and is overseen by coach Kelvin Bowers.

The program is in its sixth year and has seen a strong core group of younger children, who make up the identity of the program, continue to attend despite the drop off of interest from older participants. North Melbourne is a program that requires effort in a number of areas to see it return to achieving its full potential, and we are committed to working towards this goal. In particular, we are looking to engage more girls to give them opportunities to participate and make North Melbourne a place that is welcoming to all.

In October 2018, we made the decision to move forward without Coach Steve as head of the program. Helping Hoops North Melbourne will welcome Coach Kelvin Bowers as its new head coach, and we see tremendous potential for the program heading into 2018-19.


Every Friday, 4pm – 6pm
North Melbourne Community Centre
49 Buncle St
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Arrange a visit by contacting 1300 851 810 or