HBA launch local Aussie Hoops Program


MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday 4 May 2017




The Hawthorn Basketball Association (HBA) today launched a new local Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops Program within the Inner Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for children aged 5–10 years. In 2014, Basketball Australia re-launched the national program announcing a refreshed brand strategy and implementation process.

Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops enables participants of all abilities the opportunity to learn basketball in a structured, inclusive and safe environment, developing physical fitness, social skills and an understanding of the sport while having fun.

“We are delighted to be a part of the national Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops Program” said HBA General Manager, Brock Rogers.

“We believe the program will continue to support basketball’s position as the country’s second largest team based participation sport”.

“The Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops Program has been re-designed to meet the demands of young participants who simply want to ‘have a go’ and have fun”.

The HBA Program will be delivered in each school term on Tuesday between 4:00pm – 5:00pm at the Boroondara Sports Complex. Each terms Program will span 7-10 weeks, with the Term 2 Program commencing on Tuesday 16 May.

Nationally, accredited coaches will deliver the program with a focus on participation and inclusiveness.

“Each session promises to be jam-packed with fun and we are looking forward to welcoming new participants to the Program and the game of basketball” said Rogers.

For a comprehensive overview of the Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops program, including fees and registration information visit the website at www.aussiehoops.com.au.



For further information:

Brock Rogers

Hawthorn Basketball Association





HBA launch Aussie Hoops