NBA GLOBAL DIRECTORS INSPIRE YOUNG WOMEN IN SYDNEY

Charity Bounce hosted the NBA Global directors to deliver the first ever all female Stand Tall program in Sydney.

NBA GLOBAL DIRECTORS INSPIRE YOUNG WOMEN IN SYDNEY

NBA Global Directors Jennifer Azzi and Blair Hardiek delivered an outstanding program for Charity Bounce’s all female basketball clinic in Sydney. Young women from across Sydney travelled to The Rocks with 20 cultures represented on the night including; Aboriginal, Afghani, Burmese, Chinese, English, Equatoguinean, Fijian, Filipino, Leonean, Liberian, New Zealander, Niuean, Pacific Islander, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Taiwanese, Spanish, Sudanese and Syrian.

 

Jennifer Azzi shared from her personal experience to inspire positive change for the young women. Speaking from her own pathway to success Jennifer focussed on the power of a vision for your future, both on and off the court, and the importance of believing in yourself to ensure you take every opportunity to achieve your goals.

 

Jennifer and Blair have a global commitment to women’s basketball and making a difference through the sport with a long list of achievements including:

 

Jennifer Azzi

  • NBA Global Director
  • NCAA D1 National Champion – Stanford University (1990)
  • First Team Kodak All-American (1989 & 1990)
  • USA Basketball 2x Gold & 1x Bronze medal winner at FIBAWorld Championships
  • USA Basketball Gold Medalist – 1996 Olympic Games
  • Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Former ABL & WNBA player
  • Former Head Coach – University of San Francisco

 

Blair Hardiek

  • NBA Global Director
  • President and CEO of Azzi Camp
  • Former Associate Head Coach – University of San Francisco
  • Former NCAA Player and Captain – University of Missouri

 

 

Joining the NBA Global directors were some amazing coaches with their own list of achievements including Sydney Kings player Tom Garlepp, former WNBL players Renae Camino and Rachel Herrick, former NAIA All American Alex Porter-Moore, former NBL player Eban Hyams, and Accelerate Basketball’s Head Technical Coach Dwight Escobar.

 

A huge thanks to Jennifer and Blair for their passion and commitment to empowering women through basketball across the globe and for taking time to inspire the young women in Sydney that joined them on the night.

 

Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Azzi! from Jennifer Azzi on Vimeo.

 

Listening to the on and off court wisdom of NBA Global Director Jennifer Azzi was a highlight on the night.

Listening to the on and off court wisdom of NBA Global Director Jennifer Azzi, which was a highlight on the night.

 

NBA Global Director Jennifer Azzi inspiring the young women to believe in themselves and keep a focus on their vision for the future.

NBA Global Director Jennifer Azzi inspiring the young women to believe in themselves and keep a focus on their vision for the future.

 

Sydney Kings player Tom Garlepp turned up to give some of his own basketball tips for the young women.

Sydney Kings player Tom Garlepp turned up to give some of his own basketball tips for the young women.

 

NBA Global Directors Jennifer Azzi and Blair Hardiek are committed to promoting women through basketball across the world.

NBA Global Directors Jennifer Azzi and Blair Hardiek are committed to promoting women through basketball across the world.

 

With 20 cultures represented on the night, it was great to see everyone working and having fun together. An amazing group of young women that joined the NBA Global Directors for the program.

With 20 cultures represented on the night, it was great to see everyone working and having fun together. An amazing group of young women that joined the NBA Global Directors for the program.

 

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.

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