Inclusion

Basketball is a global sport with 213 countries participating internationally and over 450 million players regularly playing the game. Basketball is a game that can be enjoyed by everyone, reaching a cross section of the community and assisting in developing liveable environments that are active, welcoming, inclusive and safe.

Basketball Victoria has significant experience, demonstrated capability and a firm commitment to providing an opportunity for people of all abilities and backgrounds to be involved in Basketball. We have developed a framework utilising a structured and clearly defined approach to creating those environs and places where people can stand the best possible chance of actively accessing and understanding inclusion and to ensure its philosophy and practice is embedded within the basketball community.

Inclusion in Basketball aims to:

  • Reduce the barriers
  • Promote inclusive practices
  • Develop collaborative partnerships
  • Support attitudinal change to eradicate potential barriers to inclusion
  • Engage the whole community in order to provide equitable, inclusive and accessible basketball

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.

For more information on Basketball Victoria’s inclusion programs, contact Karen Pearce on 9837 8000 or karen.pearce@basketballvictoria.com.au.

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