New Hope Aussie Hoops Program bounces into Oakey

6 October 2014

Oakey kids have the chance to sharpen their basketball skills as part of the upcoming New Hope Aussie Hoops Program.

The eight week after-school program starts on October 13 at Oakey State School, and aims to introduce basketball to kids aged between five and ten.  

Toowoomba Mountaineers Aussie Hoops coordinator Kisha Lee said the clinic was about building skills and learning the rules of basketball in a fun and encouraging environment.

“There have been one-off clinics run in Oakey recently as part of USQ and Toowoomba Basketball’s Positive Choices program,” she said.

“They are 30 minute clinics which give a brief introduction to basketball as well as sending a message to the students about the importance of making positive choices.

“I was recently in Oakey at St Monica’s and Oakey State School to do a day of basketball, everyone had fun and learned something new.

“It would be great to see some of those kids transition into the Aussie Hoops Program to further their experience with basketball.

“Anything to get kids moving and active is always a positive thing and Aussie Hoops is a good way to aid in that.”

Ms Lee said that parents were more than welcome to stay and watch the clinics to support and encourage the children.

New Acland General Manager Andrew McDonald said the company was proud to support the program.

“The New Hope Aussie Hoops program is just one of the many community programs and clubs that New Hope supports, and we are very glad to be able to help local families access this initiative,” he said.

The New Hope Aussie Hoops Program will start on October 13 from 5pm to 6pm at Oakey State School and will be held every Monday until December 1 2014.

Participants can register as a player at www.aussiehoops.com.au under the location Oakey State School.