Indigenous

Basketball NSW extends its partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) to promote and deliver the OUR MOB OUR GAME programs for Indigenous youth in NSW.

In addition to this, we will collaboratively explore opportunities for the development of indigenous basketball.

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INDIGENOUS

Basketball NSW extends its partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA) to promote and deliver the OUR MOB OUR GAME programs for Indigenous youth in NSW.

In addition to this, we will collaboratively explore opportunities for the development of indigenous basketball.

Basketball NSW’s programs further include the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth pathway for youth leaders, coaches, referees and technical officials to support IBA’s initiatives and community outcomes in NSW and Australia. BNSW and IBA will work to transition young talent who attend community programs into the U14s and U17s Indigenous Community Basketball Leagues (ICBL) with the possibility to represent NSW at the National Indigenous Basketball Tournaments (NIBT).

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NAIDOC WEEK EVENTS

As NAIDOC Week 2024 approaches, Basketball NSW is thrilled to announce two free NAIDOC Basketball Gala Days, set to ignite the spirit of community and celebration in Coffs Harbour and Wagga Wagga.

NAIDOC Week is held from July 7th to 14th and this year’s theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud,’ emphasises the enduring strength and vibrancy of First Nations culture.

The 3X3 Basketball Gala Days will feature a variety of activities designed to engage and entertain:

  • Skills sessions for 5-10 year olds
  • 3×3 basketball tournament across the following divisions:
    • U12’s: Born 2015, 2014, 2013
    • U14’s: Born 2012, 2011
    • U16’s: Born 2010, 2009
    • Opens: Born 2008 & earlier

Participants can look forward to an exciting day filled with:

3X3 Basketball Games, shooting competitions, fun games with prizes, off-court activities, DJ playing music all day long with food and refreshments available at the event.

Coffs Harbour (Sportz Central, 74A Bray St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450): 9:00am – 3:00pm – Friday 12th July 2024 (registrations close 11th July)

Wagga Wagga (Wagga Wagga Multi-Purpose Stadium, Copland St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650): 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday, 15th July 2024 (registrations close 13th July)

Registrations now open click here
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INDIGENOUS PARTICIPANT PROGRAMS

Basketball NSW Participant Programs consists of several programs, all designed with a focus on inclusivity and equity and to create meaningful opportunities for our indigenous community to engage in basketball.

Programs include:

– OUR MOB OUR GAME (Come ‘N’ Try & Come ‘N’ Play)
– Schools Program
– NAIDOC Events
– Prep for Pathway Programs
– Indigenous Pathways Program (IPP) for Coaches and Officials

Basketball NSW is thrilled to unveil a series of initiatives set to redefine the basketball landscape with new basketball camps transitioning into a new look and feel program now named ‘Our Mob Our Game’. These camps are for everyone within the community that has a passion for the game.

These one-day coaching clinics are also suitable for all ages & skill levels, a great way to learn the fundamentals of the game in an introductory environment.

Our Mob Our Game

Come 'N' Try

Come ‘N’ Try is targeted at newcomers to the game, and will include a two-hour basketball skills session. Participants at the Come ‘N’ Try receive a Our Mob Our Game t-shirt valued at $39, size 1 promo basketball and coaching from our qualified coaches – all for just $35.

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Come 'N' Play

Come ‘N’ Play is directed at boys & girls who have previously played or attended a Come ‘N’ Try session that builds upon their basketball foundation. These three-hour sessions offer skills, drills and gameplay. These registered participants will also receive a Our Mob Our Game reversible singlet valued at $55, size 1 promo basketball and coaching from our qualified coaches – all for just $55.

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COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM

BNSW has launched a new Community Capacity Program that seeks to empower passionate people who want to grow their skills as a coach, technical official and administrator. The program aims to support participants to get access to training, educational resources and unique experiences that will assist them in taking their skill sets to the next level. 

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Acknowledgement of Country is a vital component of respecting and honouring the traditional owners of the land on which the events are held and recognising their enduring connection to the land. In First Nations communities, meeting places hold great significance, as the inclusion of stadiums and outdoor courts as meeting places in basketball amplifies the strong message conveyed throughout the video

The video’s premise is to highlight the profound connection between basketball and numerous local communities across the state, showcasing four prominent Aboriginal & Torres Strait nations. The video features a diverse mix of junior domestic players, future state team representatives, Indigenous Basketball representatives, referees, and coaches, with a mix of ages and backgrounds. Filmed across different locations (to demonstrate our far-reaching associations), the video showcases the beauty and uniqueness of various locales in New South Wales. New South Wales has over 50+ different nations spread across the state, with a number of them spread over quite large boundary lines.

BNSW Indigenous Artwork

‘THE LAND WE SHARE’

BNSW engaged Campfire X, an Indigenous creative solutions company to follow correct Indigenous art protocols.

‘The land we share’ created by Jordan Ardler who is from the Aboriginal community in La Perouse, “represents how the land meets the waters. Rivers, ocean, grass and bush land are the main source of our survival and have been since the beginning of time.

Yellow outlined circles within the background of the artwork identify every Aboriginal community in NSW. The dotted wavy blue lines represent the beauty in our shorelines, erosions the ocean creates on our land and riverbanks. Yellow dotted lines show how our song lines continue to be present throughout our journey of life.

The central symbols symbolise the connection between communities, our lands and culture continuously sharing knowledge and stories. The white circular patterns fading out of the central figures portrays the ripple effect, ongoing growth, strength and power that our cultural practices present to us which allows our future generations to understand our surroundings.

The arch figures at the bottom of the design represent and acknowledge our ancestors in our past who paved the way for our present.”

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Want to learn more?

If your association, club or school would like to learn more about our indigenous basketball programs please contact Darren Allie our ICaLD Programs Manager darren.allie@bnsw.com.au or call 8765 8555.

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