Patty’s Aussie Hoops Colouring Competition will give schools within the Kilsyth and Mountain District area the opportunity to learn about basketball and win some great prizes. The winning entrant will receive a signed Australian Boomers singlet with the entrant’s school receiving a clinic with some special guest coaches.
Patrick (Patty) Mills is one of the youngest players ever to suit up for the men’s senior national team, the Boomers. He is currently preparing for his sophomore (second) season at Saint Mary’s College in California, USA. He is especially noted for being one of the first Indigenous Australian’s to make a major name for himself in basketball. Following the 2008 Beijing Olympics NBA Player Manu Ginoboli described Mills “He’s a very dangerous player. He’s quick, he’s got a nice shot, he’s smart and he’s young, so he’s going to be a great player”.
Aussie Hoops is for kids to have fun while experiencing basketball and learning new skills. Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports and can be enjoyed by everyone. Aussie Hoops is a program designed for all children – all abilities.
Aussie Hoops can be played all year round, inside or out. There are a range of Aussie Hoops sessions available from in-school and after-school programs, holiday camps and competitions.
Aussie Hoops continues to provide a starting point for children within the area to start playing the game of basketball. “Aussie Hoops is an important piece of the Kilsyth Development Pathway and we look forward to introducing basketball to the community through Aussie Hoops” Ben Turner, Basketball Development Manager – Kilsyth Basketball.
“Basketball Victoria is excited to be involved in this partnership with Kilsyth Basketball and Basketball Australia promoting opportunities to pathways from Aussie Hoops to Australian Representation. Aussie Hoops is the ideal vehicle to not only encourage participation in basketball, but to allow the opportunity to be active, learn about teamwork, increase confidence and self-esteem, create good sportsmanship and help to improve the health and well-being of the children involved in this program” Karen Pearce, Participation and Education Manager, Basketball Victoria
“Patty’s Aussie Hoops Colouring Competition is a fantastic initiative aimed at using Aussie Hoops and the recent success of the National teams (the Boomers and Opals) as a vehicle to promote basketball in the local community. Thank you to Kilsyth Basketball and Basketball Victoria and we look forward to the success of this competition” Michael Haynes, GM Community Basketball – Basketball Australia.
Aussie Hoops is the beginning of the Kilsyth Development Pathway, the National Teams are naturally higher on the pathway and it is hoped the Aussie Hoops players of today will be the future Boomers and Opals.
“We are thankful to the Kilsyth Basketball Association for putting together this competition to promote our National Teams in the local community. It is also great to see this initiative link the recent success of the Boomers and Opals to the Aussie Hoops program.” Lorraine Landon, GM National Teams and Competitions – Basketball Australia.
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