National Indigenous Youth Basketball Program Australia - The Platform

The NIYBPA is the first of its kind in the history of Australian sport. The program was carefully crafted from years of experience in basketball. The journey started at the local level, then a pathway to state, national and international levels including the Olympics and the NBA. Adopting the principles, learnings and positive environment of an Indigenous community basketball club, the Shadows that operated for over 25 years in Canberra is the foundation of NIYBPA.

It’s now time to give young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in other parts of Australia a similar experience that focusses on building talent and life skills and helps to realise those dreams and goals.

National Indigenous Basketball Tournament - From Community to Nationals

Each player competing in the ICBL has the opportunity to be selected to represent their region at the National Indigenous Basketball Tournament (NIBT) on the Gold Coast, Queensland over the April school holidays. This may be the first time many Indigenous young people will compete at a national tournament and proudly wear their state colours.

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Indigenous Community Basketball League - Over 1,000 young people

The NIYBPA is the first of its kind in the history of Australian sport. The program was carefully crafted from years of experience in basketball. The journey started at the local level, then a pathway to state, national and international levels including the Olympics and the NBA. Adopting the principles, learnings and positive environment of an Indigenous community basketball club, the Shadows that operated for over 25 years in Canberra is the foundation of NIYBPA.

It’s now time to give young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in other parts of Australia a similar experience that focusses on building talent and life skills and helps to realise those dreams and goals.

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