A six-week trial of a new form of street-based basketball aimed at youth will kick off in the car park near Central Park on Forrest St this Friday night.
The 3on3 Basketball program is a youth-focused event encouraging active play and leadership in the community.
Collie PCYC Manager Linda Gallagher said 3on3 Basketball was a great opportunity for kids to get active as well as engaging with their community by showing their leadership on and off the court.
“We have some great young leaders in our Community, and this is the sort of opportunity they are looking to get involved in,” said Ms Gallagher.
The 3on3 pilot program has been driven by local Community stakeholders including the Collie Basketball Association, Collie PCYC and Mila Foundation with the assistance of Basketball WA to encourage leadership and empowerment of its local youth through sport in the Community.
The program is made possible with support from the Collie Community Bank branch of the Bendigo Bank, the Shire of Collie, Mila Foundation, WA Police, Basketball WA and the Collie Chamber of Commerce.
Jarrah Calder, Manager for Participation at Basketball WA, said it was great to see the community support shown for this youth event.
“The value basketball and sport bring to local regional towns by increases social good is vital in building stronger communities,” said Mr Calder.
The first games kick off 6-9pm, Friday, 10 November 2017, with 3on3 basketball games and other activities available for participating youth and their families.
Contact the Collie PCYC for more information.