Basketball NSW is pleased to share with our basketball community the latest update in the Her Sport her Way grant program.

The Her Sport Her Way grant program provides up to $2.6 million over four years to assist our state sporting organisations to assist in growing their game for women and girls, reduce barriers to participation, and promote inclusive sport experiences.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, and to test new ideas. It is a key initiative in the Her Sport Her Way Year One Action Plan and will drive powerful change for women and girls.

BNSW is pleased to announce that former WNBL, WNBA player and current Sydney Uni Flames Coach, Katrina Hibbert has joined as the driving force behind the key initiative for basketball in NSW. Katrina, who is currently spending the WNBL off-season in Sydney, will be working closely with the I AM A GIRL campaign to promote equality and inclusion in basketball across the state.

Community Basketball & Inclusion Officer, Rachel Herrick has outlined the true advantage of having someone of such high status in the worldwide basketball community to jump on board and help promote female inclusivity. 

“Having Katrina on board to roll out the program is a great addition to not only the BNSW team, but for the greater basketball community in NSW. Throughout the program, we will get a greater insight to her experiences as a player, and now elite-level coach,” Herrick said.

The program will cover a number of areas including Youth Leadership programs looking at the retention of girls in our game, Leadership Capabilities within our community and encourage professional development and Basketball Programs for women and girls who want to bounce in and ‘just play’. 

The Her Sport Her Way program has four main pillar objectives that includes, participation, places and spaces, leveraging investment and leadership.

To find out more about the grant program go to: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/her-sport-her-way