Basketball Victoria Inclusive Association of the Year
We are excited to announce that Broadmeadows Basketball has been awarded the Inclusive Association of the Year.
In a year that presented many challenges, we tried to find ways to connect with our BBA community to keep everyone engaged and connected through basketball.
Through the online Broncos at Home portal, we provided over 20 online weekly workout sessions, mental health discussions, along with sessions on nutrition and conditioning to keep our members up to date with their physical and mental skills.
In the harsh lockdown periods of 2020, we used our social media to create little fun games, questionnaires and other various content to keep the connection going, as well as conducting interviews with past indigenous players for NAIDOC week.
Upon the return in November 2020, we provided outdoor Rep Ready sessions and domestic ‘back to basketball’ programs to ensure that athletes were ready to compete – in which Broadmeadows was one of the first associations to restart domestic competition.
Now, (prior to this current lockdown), we reconnected with Centre for Multicultural Youth, Reclink, Banksia Gardens, IMAAP and the Hume City Council (and more) to provide sessions for disadvantaged youth. In term 2 we were restarting up the Walking Basketball program on a weekly basis.
Once we return from this challenging lockdown, we will be excited to start up all of our programs and competitions.
This is the second time in 3 years that we have won this award (2018, and now for 2020) and we will continue to keep working hard to provide a variety of clinics and opportunities for many to participate in basketball.
Thank you so much to our staff, committee, volunteers, players, parents, the Hume City Council, our partners and the wider Broadmeadows Basketball community in helping us to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.