Indigenous Youth from mid North Coast to Stand Tall
A group of Indigenous young people from the mid North Coast are heading to Sydney to take part in the Stand Tall program and hoping to get some inspiration from the Sydney Kings. Arriving in Sydney from the Port Macquarie region they will be receiving a day of inspiration thanks to Charity Bounce and our Stand Tall program. Partnering with Clontarf which is a program that aims to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men, Charity Bounce is running a Stand Tall program for the young people followed by a night out at a Sydney Kings game. The Kings play Cairns for a game that is sure to be intense following Saturday’s recent loss in Cairns but will be a night to remember for the young people who have never been to a live game of NBL.
Charity bounce is all about providing ‘out of reach’ opportunities for young people and the group will be starting with a Stand Tall basketball clinic with coach Eban Hyams, who is a regular coach for the Stand Tall programs and recently led the Stand Tall All Stars. Eban was the first Indian-Israeli player in the NBL, including time with the Singapore Slingers, and has worked with the NBA as an Outreach Officer throughout India to support and promote basketball. He will be showing off a few tricks of the trade and encouraging the youth to put some of the principles they learn on the court into practice off the court too. Eban will be sharing some of his story to inspire the young men to reflect on their own life and create positive change towards their goals.
Following the Stand Tall program the young people are enjoying dinner at the Accor’s Novotel hotel before heading to the Sydney Kings game. You never know who might turn up and say ‘Hi’ on the night so keep your eyes open for a report over the next few days.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally Diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional athletes to motivate change and inspire.