Sporting Schools

Sporting Schools

Basketball WA (BWA) is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program to children across Australia’s school yards. Our Sporting Schools program provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve success on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social cooperation and grassroots sports participation.

BWA is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.

As the state sporting organisation (SSO) for basketball, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.

Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops is Basketball Australia’s official junior game development program for 5-10 year olds.  Adapted for the school setting, Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoopsintroduces children to basketball with a nationally accredited coaching curriculum and a program consisting of warm-up games, skill activities and modified games all delivered by accredited coaches.

Primary School Program

Basketball Australia has assembled a network of experienced, passionate local coaches from clubs and associations who will deliver Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops programs in your school.

Programs include:

  • A fun and engaging basketball program, delivered by accredited coaches
  • Offers to students for continued basketball involvement at a local club
  • Nationally endorsed curriculum linked to F-10 outcomes
  • State/Territory and National service and administration fee

With the support of Deaf Sports Australia, Basketball Australia can also facilitate an Active Deaf Kids program through our Vicinity Centres Aussie Hoops package for Sporting Schools. To book, simply outline in the comments that you would like an Active Deaf Kids program.

Registered school contacts can login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information.

Teacher Delivered Programs

Yes, teachers can deliver basketball in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

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You will need to:

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance

And meet the following requirements:

  • Basketball Australia Community Coach Accreditation
  • Contact State Sporting Organisation for Endorsement

Equipment Available 

Basketball Australia has recently launched an online store for teachers to purchase official basketball equipment and resources for their Sporting Schools program.

How do I book a program?

Head to to find out how to access a grant and how to book your program.

Should you require further assistance, please contact 3×3 and Community Program Officer, Krittika Divadkar on 6272 0758 or

School Ambassador Acquittal 

A Sporting Schools program may entitle your school to a reward (coach education, equipment, other opportunities.

To find out what is on offer and how you can be a School Ambassador head to the School Ambassador program tab above.