About 3BallSA Basketball Association
The 3BallSA Basketball Association was established in 2010 to inspire, develop and challenge refugee and migrant youth to be the next generation of basketballers in South Australia.
3BallSA has been doing this by running affordable and accessible programs, events and activities to help refugees, migrants and other youth from low socio-economic groups to develop the skills, experience, confidence and contacts to access pathways to join mainstream basketball competitions. Our main focus is on 3 on 3 half-court basketball. BasketballSA provides insurance cover and logistical support at events. Most of our programs are run in the Western and Northern suburbs, where youth face significant social, economic and cultural barriers to participating in mainstream basketball competitions.
Over the last two years participation at 3Ball activities has exceeded 3,100. The majority of participants have been males in the 16 to 25 year bracket. We are now getting more participants in the under 16 age category and working hard to get more females participating. 3BallSA has an active Facebook page, with current membership of 500.
We are aiming to provide more opportunities for refugee and marginalised youth to participate in our main training, skills and competitive programs. Most refugee and marginalised youth can only participate in our free after school programs. To become better players and move to the next level, they need to improve their skills, confidence and fitness via our main programs. Many of these youth do not have the financial resources to cover the fees, plus public transport costs, which requires us to subsidise this, often through our own resources.
These youth are the future of 3BallSA (as players, coaches and officials). By engaging them as full members, it will help us to develop larger, more dynamic programs, which in turn will support the longer term viability and sustainability of our sport.
Please show your support for this vital community program by making a taax deductible donation today!