Breakfast Club

What are the Breakfast Club basketball training sessions?

The Breakfast Club is a free open access basketball resiliency program for 12-19 years delivered every Saturday in communities to deliver social impact outcomes through 4 key activities:

  1. Leadership and Resiliency skills development.

The programs include both on and off court activities including basketball skills & drills using social emotional learning research related to the development of resiliency and employability skills for young people.

  1. Stand Tall Youth Coach- Employment Pathway Opportunities

Young people are trained and provided with paid employment as Stand Tall Youth Coaches to deliver the basketball resiliency programs and develop their personal leadership capacity.

  1. Athlete role models and volunteer mentors

The program includes transformational leadership mentoring overseen by former Harlem Globetrotter and Transformational Speaker Tracy Williams and professional athlete role models that work alongside mentors. Interested in volunteering…. let us know so we can get you involved!

  1. ‘Out of reach’ opportunities and flagship events

The programs provide young people with access to a range of ‘out of reach’ opportunities such as flagship holiday events with professional athletes, access to special basketball events, provision of equipment and gear, online athlete sessions, and access to elite programs.


The sessions emphasise leadership, communication and resiliency skills, preparing players for not only the game of basketball but also the game of life, preparing them for the challenges they’ll face in their lives and careers.


Sessions are free

The weekly sessions are completely free of charge! The program is provided through the generosity of private donors and fundraising initiatives. If you’re willing to show us your support via a donation, you can join the Starting 5 Network for around $5 a week. you are welcome to do so through this link but otherwise, feel free to just turn up and join the program.

Local MP Matt Thistlethwaite visits Breakfast Club basketball training session

Kingsford Smith MP Matt Thistlethwaite visits a Breakfast Club training session

Bayside Council Mayor Dr Christina Curry visits a Breakfast Club training session Kingsford Smith MP Matt Thistlethwaite visits Breakfast Club basketball training session

Bayside Mayor Dr Christina Curry speaks at a Breakfast Club training session

When and where are the sessions held?

We run our Saturday sessions at the following locations every Saturday (except public holiday periods):


Arncliffe Youth Centre (9 Townsend Lane)

Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton (Jersey Road, Emerton)

Matraville Sports High School:program for young people with disabilities coming soon…

Elite Women’s program- Charlie Lowles Leisure Centre Emerton (Jersey Road, Emerton): every Saturday 8am-9am



Hoops 247– 41 Princes Highway, Dandenong South


Alice Springs

Alice Springs Basketball Stadium





We also run Holiday Camps throughout the year at the above and other locations.


What participants say about Breakfast Club?

Bounce players talking about their experience at our training sessions

Do I need to register to attend and if so, how will information be used?

Yes, we do need basic details such as an email address and emergency contacts that can be provided through the form below. This information is to make sure we can keep in touch about the program and special events and also to make sure you will be covered by our insurance. We don’t use these for marketing purposes without your express consent or provide this data to 3rd parties.


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