Basketball Victoria’s prime objective is to continue to improve service delivery, educate the basketball community on inclusion principles, grow public awareness and support for inclusive programs and continue to grow participation across a wide number of areas statewide, thus enhancing the basketball community as a whole. These resources are available for all to use.
Basketball Victoria used a deliberate and thorough approach to planning for the IBS including planning for evaluation. During this phase of funding, BV used a comprehensive suite of initiatives to support participation at all levels. This resource outlines the processes used to help ensure basketball is welcoming and inclusive to people with a disability.
Basketball Victoria is committed to providing opportunity for people of ALL abilities to be involved in basketball and has implemented a range of strategies to assist all affiliated Associations and member Clubs to be accessible and implement inclusive practices and programs. Participatory opportunities have been developed through playing, coaching, officiating, volunteering and administrating thus allowing choice and the opportunity to be involved in a level that suits.
Basketball Victoria (BV) is recognised as a leader in inclusive practice and has taken full advantage of its exemplar status granted by VicHealth to advocate for increased access and equity for people with disabilities in all sports settings.
The Inclusive Basketball Strategy, supported by VicHealth, aims to ensure that basketball is a sport that enables everyone to participate. One of our initiatives is to provide grants to affiliated associations to assist them in becoming more inclusive. The 2013 Grants Case Studies collection provides a brief description of the programs we funded to assist other associations to become more inclusive