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Peninsula Basketball Inclusion Project

Basketball Association’s across the Mornington Peninsula and Southern Bayside Suburbs have come together to look at how we can deliver better basketball for our communities. One of the key priorities identified was to promote and deliver our basketball inclusion programs collaboratively. We believe this will lead to a more diverse range of higher quality programs with more competitions and increased participation under the name of the “Peninsula Basketball Inclusion Project”.

We are committed to providing basketball in a safe, supportive and respectful environment. Basketball is a sport for everyone, bringing together people of any race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and ability. We share the values of teamwork, trust, respect and community.

AUSOME HOOPS

Ausome Hoops is a basketball program specifically designed for children with Autism. Ausome Hoops delivers school holiday camps and weekly programs to kids on the spectrum, providing a safe, inclusive space where they can learn how to play basketball free from the judgment from others that may be present in mainstream sport programs. Players from the age of 6 to 16 years are welcome to join.

This program is offered at Mornington Basketball Stadium for full details please visit https://www.ausomehoops.com.au/

ALL ABILITIES BASKETBALL 

All Abilities Basketball is specifically designed for participants with an intellectual or physical disability, learning and integration difficulties and any type of special need.

All Abilities Program (Frankston)

Frankston District Basketball Association provide an All Abilities Program which kicks off on Friday 26th February 2021. This is an inclusive program to encourage sport and recreation opportunities for young people (6 to 14 years of age) with a disability.

This program is offered at Frankston Basketball Stadium for full details please visit https://fdba.com.au/programs/all-abilities-program/ or contact Jarryd Moss programs@fdba.com.au

All Abilities Competition (Somerville)

Western Port Basketball Association provide a weekly All Abilities Basketball Competition. This competition provides people with disabilities an opportunity to develop greater confidence, strength and skills, make new friends and learn about teamwork. The emphasis is on creating a
supportive, social, inclusive and fun environment.

This program is offered at Somerville Recreation Centre for full details visit https://www.wpba.com.au/programs or contact Tyler Molloy – tyler@wpba.com.au

All Abilities Program (Chelsea)

Chelsea District Basketball Association provide a weekly All Abilities Program which is open to participants of all ages.

This program is offered at Bonbeach Basketball Stadium for full details please follow this link Chelsea Basketball

WALKING BASKETBALL

Walking Basketball is a low impact, social and fun way to improve the levels of physical activity for inactive and slightly active participants including those recovering from injury. Walking basketball is for participants across all ages, genders and abilities and helps to maintain and improve health.

Walking Basketball is offered at the following venues: 

Frankston 

Walking Basketball at Frankston will start up on Thursday 11th March 2021 and will run for 4 weeks. Please contact programs@fdba.com.au for more details.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Wheelchair Basketball provides opportunities for all people to participate particularly those with childhood-onset physical disabilities, spinal cord injury (SCI), secondary physical disabilities and physical impairment that is not traditionally seen as ‘disabled’ (e.g. chronic conditions that prevent people from participating in their chosen sport).

Westernport Basketball Association are pleased to announce that they will be offering Wheelchair Basketball from their newly developed facility at Somerville Recreation Centre.

If you are interested in participating or would like to learn more please contact visit https://www.wpba.com.au/ or contact Tyler Molloy – tyler@wpba.com.au

What’s next for the Peninsula Basketball Inclusion Project?

Our aim is to provide a diverse range of basketball programs to meet the needs of everyone in our community that would like to participate. Our next step is working towards implementing competitions and/or programs for LGBTIQA+ and Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders.

We want to hear from you! what are the barriers that are preventing you from participating in basketball? if you can contribute in any way or want to know more please email Samantha Browne, General Manager, Mornington District Basketball Association manager@morningtonbasketball.com.au