Night Hoops is open to all young people aged 12-18, but is designed specifically to offer a safe and engaging alternative for at-risk young people. The tournaments run over 6 weeks on Saturday evenings from 7pm - 11:30pm.
We currently run programs within the local government areas of City of Swan (Midland), City of Fremantle/City of Cockburn (Southside) and the Shire of Northam.
Night Hoops is a basketball tournament that is accessible to everyone and is about much more than sport. We focus on participation, engagement and respect while providing young people with opportunities to learn valuable life-skills through nightly workshops. There are opportunities to establish connections with local volunteers, police, and other service providers in a safe, structured atmosphere where positive behaviour is rewarded and everyone is respected.
* Night Hoops is a program of Lifting Horizons, a Western Australian not-for-profit dedicated to supporting young people making positive life choices and aid in breaking the cycle of disadvantage.
...are what makes Night Hoops tick.
Volunteers help the tournament night run and the connections they build with our participants help make our communities friendlier and more inclusive. Most importantly, you don't need to have any knowledge of basketball to volunteer...just bring a smile!