Why Play Basketball?



  • Basketball can be played by both boys and girls.
  • Basketball is a welcoming and inclusive sport that can be played by people of all ages and all abilities.
  • Basketball is an indoor sport that can be played all year round.
  • Basketball is a team sport that can develop a child’s teamwork and leadership skills, as well as confidence and self esteem.
  • Basketball is an international sport that is safe and comparatively inexpensive.
  • Basketball is fun to play and is enjoyed by Victorian children in basketball stadiums right across the state.


There are great pathways in basketball. Children can represent their school, club, association, state or country and can aspire to play in the national league or overseas leagues.