World Cup set to provide a legacy and pathway for indigenous and female communities in Australia
The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 will serve as a pillar of growth and inclusion for women and Indigenous communities in NSW.
Co-funded by the NSW Government and Basketball NSW, the NSW Legacy Program is being run as a pilot program for a more expansive legacy program to be rolled out nation-wide and internationally.
The program will include sport development, female-specific participation programmes, female leadership programs, Indigenous participation programs, and the aim to support better access for participation for residents in regional and remote areas of New South Wales.
Basketball NSW CEO Maria Nordstrom praised the program, “The Legacy Program is supporting the New South Wales Government’s strategic focus on women and girls in sport through the ‘Her Sport Her Way’ program and basketball’s goal to move towards gender equity. We also want to develop a new generation of female leaders for the sport over the legacy period”.
FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 – NSW Legacy Program pillars:
- Female Leadership Scholarship Program
- Education and participation programs delivered in partnership with Indigenous Basketball Australia and Savannah Pride
- Delivery of basketball-specific ‘Daughters and Dads’ program
- Delivery of culturally specific ‘Daughters and Dads’ program delivered in partnership with Savannah Pride
- School Holiday programs delivered state-wide
- 3 x 3 Basketball tournaments delivered state-wide
The I AM A GIRL initiative is proudly supported by the Legacy Program and is creating a platform to encourage females of all ages to play, referee, coach, officiate and administrate basketball in NSW. The program is currently running skills clinics around the state to encourage young girls to pick up a basketball.
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