Via Basketball Victoria
Basketball Ballarat is our Inclusive Basketball Association of the Year following its incredible work across multiple sectors of the inclusion landscape.
Ballarat has been committed in outreach and opportunity, hosting programs and teams for ID players, Walking Basketball, African and multicultural students as well as undertaking plans to retrofit the Minerdome for a range of Adaptive and Paralympic Sports! Congratulations! #BVAwards
Message from Mark Valentine
Via The Courier Ballarat
TAKING walking basketball to the next level at the Minerdome has set the standard statewide for being more than a game and a laugh.
The program, led by strength and conditioning guru Scott Talpey, is a key feature in Basketball Ballarat’s accessible programs to help more people get moving on and off the court.
Major works to improve accessibility for all abilities in stadiums and programs has put the spotlight on Basketball Ballarat, which has been named the state’s inclusive basketball association of the year.
The Basketball Victoria honour also recognises the association’s growing wheelchair basketball program with Ballarat Dynamites, its multicultural community inclusion and its long-standing Prospectors program for people with an intellectual disability.
Ballarat’s walking basketball program has become one of the most successful in the state with more than 30 people taking part in the no-contact, lower-energy form of the game.