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Empowering Young Women


Stand Tall Women's Programs
Empowering Young Women

Promoting opportunities for women through sports

With nearly 40% of all program participants being young women, we aim to provide equal opportunities for engagement with our programs.


Our focus is to ensure we look at multiple ways to achieve positive changes for young women, including through the following projects:


Stand Tall All Stars female training and tournamwnt programs

Womens-only Stand Tall flagship events with female athlete role models

Ambassador and athlete engagement programs targeting professional female role models

Female youth coach development programs

Womens career and mentoring support programs

Stand Tall Women's Program

The Stand Tall Womens Program 

The Stand Tall resiliency basketball programs include both on and off court activities including basketball skills & drills using social emotional learning research and interactive learning, providing students with the opportunity to enjoy inspiring and engaging activities and hear key cultural inclusion messages.

Using former Harlem Globetrotter Tracy Williams and professional womens player from the Womens National Basketball League to deliver weekly resiliency based basketball initiatives and flagship events the project will engage positive role models and athletes to inspire positive change and promote positive cultural inclusiveness.


The program has a focus on education and employability skills outcomes to achieve positive education and workforce participation delivering outcomes in 5 key areas:
• Weekly Basketball resiliency and skills programs
• Flagship Basketball school holiday events with professional players
• Delivery of participant volunteer programs to deliver cultural inclusion basketball programs in primary schools with at-risk student populations.
• Education and employment pathways case management support
• Practical brokerage support for participants

The project uses an innovative partnership with the Australian Basketballers Players Association (ABPA) and teams in the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) to promote youth engagement and encourage motivation to achieve through sport.

The project will include young women who have multiple barriers that require alternative engagement pathways to achieve positive education and social outcomes. The focus of programs will be to engage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees and those from humanitarian backgrounds, and other at- risk vulnerable groups.


We aim to include at-risk young people where key barriers to education participation include:

• social exclusion and complex needs to participation.
• gaps in school performance, engagement, and attendance.

• physical, social, and mental health issues.
• homelessness and significant risk of homelessness.

Many at-risk young people feel marginalised from mainstream society, due to language difficulties, cultural differences, and the history of rapid change and dispossession for youth in these communities, with many young people suffering greatly from intergenerational trauma, poor nutrition, depression and suicide, multiple health issues, and lack of engagement with schools, employers, and the wider community.

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