Walking Basketball

What is Walking Basketball?

Walking Basketball was introduced as a means to provide an alternative program that allowed adults & 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!


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. 

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2021 Walking Basketball Programs

Central Coast Waves Basketball Association
Location: Niagara Park Stadium – 18 Washington Ave, Niagara Park
Dates: Mondays 10th May – 21st June (no sessions on public holidays)
Time: 10:45am-11:45am
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free

City of Canterbury Bankstown Walking Sports – Basketball
Location: Bankstown Basketball Stadium – Third Ave, Condell Park
Dates: Tuesdays 20th April until 22nd June
Time: 10:30am-11:30am 
Register: Free to register, please call Maria at Canterbury Bankstown Council  on 9707 9236 

Hawkesbury Basketball Association
Location: Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium – Stewart St, South Windsor
Dates: Tuesdays from 27 April – 22 June
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Register: info@hawkesburybasketball.com 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 – Term 2: 11th May – 8th June; Term 3: 27th July – 24th August; Term 4: 26 Oct – 23 November
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Register: CLICK HERE & REGISTER HERE for free BNSW Walking Basketball registration valid until June 2021. Term 2 Sessions are FREE- includes morning tea
More information: The session is 45mins Walking Basketball followed by 45 minutes for morning tea.  For more information contact Danielle D’Morias danielle@hillshornets.com.au

Moss Vale Basketball Association
Location: Moss Vale Basketball Association – 15 Parkes St, Moss Vale
Dates: Tuesdays 1 June – 22 June
Time:  4:30-5:30pm
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free
More information:  If you are unable to register online (no email address) please turn up to the session and ask Josh for the paper registration form

Tamworth Basketball Association
Location: Tamworth Sports Dome – 7/9 Jack Smyth Dr, Tamworth
Dates: Tuesdays 4 May – 25 May (4 weeks initially)
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free

Location: Ryde Community Sports Centre – ELS Hall Park, 109 Kent Rd, North Ryde
Dates: Wednesdays 28 April – 26 May
Time: 9:30am-10.30am 
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free.

City of Parramatta Walking Sport – Basketball
Location: Third Settlement Reserve, 3 Edison Parade, Winston Hills
DatesThursdays 6 May – 24 June
Time: 10:00am-11:00am 
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free

Inner West 
Location: PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Dates: Thursday 6th May -27th May 
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Register: Please contact carla.stacey@innerwest.nsw.gov.au to register (annual PCYC membership required) 

Narrandera Basketball Association
Location: Narrandera Basketball Stadium
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: 20 May – Register HERE
3 June – register here (link to be added soon)
10 June – register here (link to be added soon)
More information: If unable to register online, please contact Lee Longford to advise of intention to attend lee.longford@bigpond.com with Walking Basketball as the subject.

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: 10:00-11:00am
Register: On the day, $5/week & a free BNSW Walking Basketball registration is required to participate so please CLICK HERE
More information:  Contact HKBA on infor@hkbaspiders.com.au or 9980 6255

Kevin Betts Stadium – Ralph Place, Mount Druitt
Dates: Fridays 23 April – 25 June
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free
More information: If you have any questions please contact Amy amy.nolan@bnsw.com.au or 8765 8555

Sutherland Basketball Association
Location: Sutherland Basketball Stadium – Waratah Park, Rawson Ave, Sutherland
Dates: 11th May – 8th June
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Register: CLICK HERE to register for free
More information: Please contact manager@sutherlandbasketball.net.au or (02) 9542 1999 for enquiries

(MWBA) Veterans Basketball
LocationNorthern Beaches Indoor Sport Centre
Dates: Sundays
Time: 7:00-8:30am
Register: Cost $5/week through MWBA CLICK HERE to register your attendance & free BNSW Walking Basketball registration required so please also CLICK HERE  
More information: This Walking Basketball program utilities multiple games and occasionally allows the pace in some to increase to a canter where appropriate for participants, you will always be able to find a walking speed game though. 

Hunter/North Coast Walking Tour

Monday 26th April @ Sportz Central, 74A Bray St, Coffs Harbour
Time: 10-11am
Register: CLICK HERE

Monday 26th April @ Maclean Sports Centre, Rannoch Avenue Maclean
Time: 1.30-2.30pm
Register: CLICK HERE 

Monday 26th April @ Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, 63 Cherry St Ballina 
Time: 5-6pm
Register: CLICK HERE

Tuesday 27th April @ Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, 63 Cherry St Ballina
Register: CLICK HERE   

Tuesday 27th April @ Lismore Basketball Stadium, Keen St Lismore
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Register: CLICK HERE   

CANCELLED Tuesday 27th April @ Casino Stadium, Jersey St Casino

Wednesday 28th April @ Raymond Laurie Sports Centre, 78 Angourie Rd Yamba
Time: 9.30-10.30am
Register: CLICK HERE  

Wednesday 28th April @ Sportz Central, 74A Bray St, Coffs Harbour
Time: 12.30-1.30pm
Register: CLICK HERE

Wednesday 28th April @ Melville High School, 44-50 Nicholson St South Kempsey 
Time: 4-5pm
Register: CLICK HERE

Thursday 29th April @ Port Macquarie Indoor Sport Stadium, Corner of Hastings River Drive & Hibbard Drive Port Macquarie 
Time: 10-11am  
Register: CLICK HERE

Thursday 29th April@ Taree Recreation Centre (outdoor courts), corner Recreation Dr & Bligh St Taree
Register: CLICK HERE

Friday 30th April @ Maitland Federation Centre, 10 Bent St Maitland
Time: 9.30-10.30am
Register: CLICK HERE

Friday 30th April @ YWCA Hunter (Newcastle), 1/24 Dawson St, Cooks Hill
Time: 1.30-2.30pm
Register: CLICK HERE

How do I get involved?

If you are looking to participate in Walking Basketball, become a coach or 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 amy.nolan@bnsw.com.au or 0478 452 732 .

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