BNSW pays tribute to volunteers during National Volunteer Week
As part of National Volunteer Week 2013, Basketball New South Wales pays tribute to the thousands of volunteers who offer their time, skills and passion to help our great game of basketball to thrive and grow. Volunteering is a key component of strong communities, such as our basketball community. More than 6 million Australians volunteer their services annually, representing 36 per cent of the adult population.
Thousands of those volunteers lend a hand to basketball in NSW each year – working tirelessly for our local associations, junior championships, professional leagues and high performance programs.
Northern Suburbs becomes first NSW Association to reach 5,000 registered members
Today marks a landmark day for Northern Suburbs Basketball Association (NSBA) & Basketball NSW (BNSW), with NSBA welcoming their 5,000th member. This makes NSBA the first ever NSW Basketball Association to reach 5,000 registered members.
NSBA has grown from a small group of very interested and dedicated volunteer basketball players, to where it is now, a champion Association with a highly experienced and effective staff servicing 5,000 registered playing members.
2013 Waratah League Finals heading to Sutherland
2013 will see the Waratah League Finals Weekend played in the Metro area after three successful years in the Country. Sutherland Basketball Association will be the hosts later this year.
"After having three very successful years in the Country I am looking forward to taking the 2013 Waratah League Finals Weekend to Sutherland. Newcastle and Maitland have really raised the bar in regards to hosting the event, so I am excited to see what Sutherland can bring" said BNSW Competitions Manager Christie Graham.
"2013 has seen an increase in imports across the entire Waratah League once again.
Multicultural Come & Try Day a Success
On Wednesday April 24th, Basketball NSW and St George Basketball Association assisted in a “Come & Try” Multicultural day partnered by Basketball Australia.
The children were able to participate in many fun and engaging basketball activities to get a feel for the game and for most children this was their first time being exposed to the sport of basketball.
The aim was to create an enjoyable experience for the children by teaching them basic skills and playing fun improvised games.