Norths- Official Charity Partnership

Official Charity Partnership Bounce and Norths Basketball

Norths- Official Charity Partnership

Norths Basketball and Charity Bounce have agreed to a 3-year partnership agreement that will see Charity Bounce become the Norths Bears “Official Charity Partner”. The partnership is designed to deliver a best practice model of community investment with a number of key aspects including:


Delivery of open access community activities related to the development of resiliency skills for young people.


Development of positive media and marketing content focussed on community engagement.


Provision of customer and player engagement opportunities for young people and members.


“Partnering with Charity Bounce, a highly respected, innovative and industry leading organisation that is committed to inspiring positive change is a tremendous opportunity for Norths Basketball. We are thrilled to be the first Australian basketball organisation to officially partner and benefit from Charity Bounce’s resiliency focused programs. We are especially excited to work collaboratively with the Bounce team to deliver programs designed specifically to educate and inspire our Norths community“ said Norths Basketball CEO Bret Mactavish.


Charity Bounce CEO, Ian Heininger is proud to have signed a partnership Norths Basketball saying “We are excited to announce the official charity partnership and extend our social impact programs both on and off the court. We look forward to activating the innovative opportunities ahead as we aim to make a difference for young people and build resiliency in the local community”.


Northern Suburbs Basketball Association (Norths Basketball) is a community-based sporting association with a Sydney North Shore history extending over forty years. Norths Basketball has grown from a small group of interested basketball players in the early 1980s to an association with over 5,000 registered playing members and a professional management team.



About Charity Bounce  

Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to build resiliency and positive job futures for young people at -risk (12-24), using innovation through basketball to create ‘out of reach’ opportunities that inspire and motivate change. With a focus on Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move young people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with sporting organisations, engaging professional athletes alongside our youth workers to motivate and inspire participants.


We have a 100% public donation model where private donors cover 100% of the management and administration expenses of Charity Bounce. These private donors invest into our long-term mission, our ability to scale as an organisation, and our commitment to using 100% of public donations for direct program delivery. You can donate and join the Starting 5 Network for around $5 a week.



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