STAND TALL ALL STARS READY FOR ACTION
The Inaugural Stand Tall All Stars female team are ready for action after 2 weeks of training and input from some of the Legends of the game. The team has had some expert advice on life and basketball from some of the greats of the game including 2 x Olympic medallist Jenni Screen, 4 x Olympian and former NBA and NBL player Shane Heal, Sydney Kings player Tom Garlepp, and NBL Hall of Famer and Stand Tall Program Director, Cal Bruton. The team has been coached by Renae Camino, a professional basketball player who has achieved at the highest levels in the game and Assistant Coach, Alex Moore-Porter an American born player who has a basketball career that almost spans a decade. Tomorrow the team will head into the Sydney Schools Shootout, where Charity Bounce was a special invite to join their annual tournament, with most of the young women having met at the tryout only 2 weeks prior.
The All Stars team is made up of young women aged from 13 to 17 from diverse cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal, Afghani, Burmese, Chinese, Niuean, Phillipino, Samoan and Taiwanese. They will take to the court for the Sydney Schools Shootout tournament having worked hard in training and becoming stronger every day both on and off the court. We are looking forward to seeing the girls in action at the tournament and they will have a few Charity Bounce supporters to cheer them on.
The Stand Tall All Stars program is designed to provide access to ‘out of reach’ opportunities in the basketball world and to support players beyond the on-court competitions to achieve off the court outcomes related to education, employment, health & wellbeing, or professional basketball pathways.
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.