Hoops Ready to Rock the Red Centre
Some of the best Indigenous basketballers in the land will be on display and facilitating sessions for Hoops 4 Health Aboriginal Corporation. Sessions will be held at Yirara School and at Traeger Park Basketball Stadium.
The Hoops 4 Health Challenge to be played on Friday night is the showcase event and the Hoops 4 Health Organisation advocates for Indigenous Youth using the sport of basketball. The event is funded by the Northern Territory Government.
“Hoops 4 Health will be looking to provide a positive feel for all participants and spectators of the Challenge. Basketball is one of most played sports in Indigenous communities in the Territory. We want to provide the youth of Alice Springs with and opportunity to participate in our program and use the sport of basketball as the vehicle to deliver our message.”
Timmy Duggan, Director, Hoops 4 Health
Deba George of the Cairns Taipans, former NBA player, Andre Moore and local Alice Springs product, Willy Foster are some of the big guns playing for the H4H All Stars. The H4H All Stars face the Alice Springs Mens Team who will be gunning for a victory after last year’s narrow loss.
3 time Brisbane Lions Premiership player, Darryl White will also make a special guest appearance.
Basketball Northern Territory will also provide clinics and sessions for coaches on Saturday and Sunday.
Entry into the H4H Challenge is free with doors opening at the Traeger Park Stadium at 6pm.
For more information on the H4H Challenge go to www.hoops4health.com.au
Week of Hoops in Alice Springs
Wednesday – 2nd March
Hoops 4 Health Program @ Traeger Park Basketball Stadium 4pm
Thursday – 3rd March
Hoops 4 Health Program @ Yirara School 1:30pm
Friday – 4th March
3rd Hoops 4 Health Challenge
Game 1 Alice Springs U/12 Game
Game 2 Hoops 4 Health Womens Challenge
Main Event H4H All Stars v Alice Springs Senior Mens
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March
Clinics provided by Basketball Northern Territory
Last Modified on 24/02/2011 23:55