“Coach Steve wished to see the older members of the community, many of whom exhibit challenging behaviour, included as to curb the growing social issues in the area.”

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

The program, now in its fifth year, has seen a shift in dynamic in 2017 with many older participants making the choice to take part. Coach Steve wished to see the older members of the community, many of whom exhibit challenging behaviour, included as to curb the growing social issues in the area. This shift has not been at the expense of the younger participants, however, who continue to come each Friday and show their growth on a regular basis. Well done to all involved at Helping Hoops North Melbourne, and we look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

THIS PROGRAM IS FUNDED BY THE BENNELONG FOUNDATION

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

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