Be a part of the on-court action as a player or volunteer by registering to participate in Tournament 12 of Midnight Basketball, Campbelltown, which is set to get under way from Friday, February 6.
Presented by Council in partnership with a Midnight Basketball Committee made up of local community organisations, businesses and community groups, the Campbelltown Midnight Basketball program enables young people aged 12 to 18 years to socialise and be active in a safe and fun environment. The program also provides the opportunity for young people to learn valuable life skills and make new friends.
A diverse range of volunteer opportunities are also available through the program, such as being a team manager, scorer, catering assistant or even a bus assistant.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Lake, said the Midnight Basketball program was a popular initiative that contributed positively to young people’s lives and the wider community.
“Whether you shoot some hoops or help out from the sidelines, Midnight Basketball is a fantastic national initiative that has always been well-received in our local community, and I encourage people to register their interest for the latest tournament kicking off in February,” Cr Lake said.
“The program is a great way for young people to keep fit and have fun in a safe environment, while learning important skills that can be easily transferred to everyday life once off the court.”
Tournament 12 of Midnight Basketball will run for eight weeks at Minto Indoor Sports Centre, Redfern Road, Minto, from 7.30pm, with free transport and dinner provided for participants.
To see a full list of available volunteer positions, or register as a volunteer, download the Volunteer Registration form at campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/midnightbasketball or, if you’re aged between 12 and 18 years and would like to play, visit midnightbasketball.org.au to register. Player registrations opened earlier this week.
The Campbelltown Midnight Basketball program is supported by Basketball NSW, University of Western Sydney, Commonwealth Bank Australia, Youth Off The Streets, Life Consultancy Services, Volunteering Macarthur, South West Community Transport, Sport and Recreation and the Rotary Club of Campbelltown.
For more information, phone 4645 4835.