Walking Basketball

What is Walking Basketball?

Walking Basketball was introduced as a means to provide an alternative program that allowed seniors to play basketball as a form of gentle exercise. It allows people to stay involved in the sport they may have been apart of for some time, or to try a new sport altogether, and learn new skills.

Not only does it allow participants to be physically active, but also reduces social isolation and increases community inclusion. Participants of Walking Basketball can also participate in a fun, safe environment while maintaining their zest for life and confidence in their abilities.

The only rules to the game is simply, no running!

Who can participate?

Walking Basketball is for anyone, and everyone!

All abilities and ages are welcome. Beginners right through to seasoned ballers!!

Walking Basketball is a fun, safe and social way to get your exercise in. Grab your friends and come join the fun!

WALKING BASKETBALL PROGRAMS

Originating in Victoria, Walking Basketball is a fun, social way for participants to remain active. It offers a low impact alternative to exercise for participants of all abilities. For our associations, it is a way to connect to the broader community through social inclusion, increase members and greater overall enjoyment. 

Program Overview:

The sessions last for 60 minutes and are made up of warm up, skill based drills and ‘game play’. Sessions are designed to be adaptable based on the participants skill level, fitness and mobility. 

2021 Walking Basketball Programs

City of Canterbury Bankstown Walking Sports – Basketball
Location: Bankstown Basketball Stadium – Third Ave, Condell Park
Dates: Tuesdays 2nd February until 30th March
Time: 10.30-11.30am (byo morning tea after)
Register: Call Maria at Canterbury Bankstown Council  on 9707 9236 

Hawkesbury Basketball Association
Location: Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium – Stewart St, South Windsor
Dates: Tuesdays 2nd February until 23rd February (see more information below regarding to program from March)
Time: 10-11am
Register: [email protected] OR call 0448 526 651
More information: February program is free. From March a PCYC membership will be required and sessions $5/week

Hills Basketball Association
Location: Hills Basketball Association – Fred Caterson Reserve, Caterson Dr, Castle Hill
Dates: Tuesdays 23rd February until 16 March
Time: 10-11.30am
Register: On the day $10/session – includes morning tea
More information: No need to pre-register, just turn up on the day. The session is 45mins Walking Basketball followed by 45 minutes for morning tea.  For more information contact Zoe Burke at [email protected]

Ryde
Location: Ryde Community Sports Centre – ELS Hall Park, 109 Kent Rd, North Ryde
DatesWednesdays 3rd March until 24th March
Time: 9.30-10.30am 
Register: Free to register

City of Parramatta Walking Sport – Basketball
Location: Sturt Park, Telopea
Dates:  Completed 

City of Parramatta 
Location: John Curtin Meeting Room – 21 Huxley Dr, Winston Hills
Dates:  Thursdays 25th February until 18th March
Time: 10-11am (byo morning tea after)
Register: Free to register  

Cooma Basketball Association
Location: Cooma Basketball Association
Dates: Thursday evenings (women), TBC on the second session
More information: Contact Betty on 0457 177 162

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Basketball Association
Location: The Brickpit – 1A Dartford Rd, Thornleigh
Dates: Every Friday from 5th February 
Time: 10-11am
Register: On the day, $5/week
More information:  Contact HKBA on [email protected] or 9980 6255

Kevin Betts Stadium – Ralph Place, Mount Druitt
Dates: Fridays 5 March until 19 March (26 March TBC)
Time: 11am-12pm
Register: Free to register  
More information: If you have any questions please contact Amy [email protected] or 8765 8555

Sutherland Basketball Association
Location: Sutherland Basketball Stadium – Waratah Park, Rawson Ave, Sutherland
Dates: Saturdays 6th February until 27th February
Time: 8-9am
Register: Free to register

How do I get involved?

We are seeking Expressions of Interest for coaches to deliver these sessions. Please click the image below to register your interest. 

If you are looking to participate in Walking Basketball or become a provider – fill out the details and we will be in touch with you to assist. 

 

Any issues with registration or for more info please email Amy [email protected] or 0478 452 732 .

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