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City of Darwin is delighted to provide LAUNCH NIGHT SERIES to the local community.

LAUNCH Night Series is a social inclusion basketball tournament for youNG PEOPLE aged 12-17. our 7 week long Tournaments take place TWICE A year with games held on Saturday nights at casuarina senior college. 

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LAUNCH Night Series Tournament 1 runs Saturday evenings from 11 May until 22 June 2019

Player and Crew registration now open!

About the Program

LAUNCH Night Series is a free City of Darwin program open to young people aged 12 -17 who reside in the Darwin area. In addition to competitive basketball games, each Saturday night players are provided with uniforms, a meal to eat with their teammates and transportation home if required. Each night of the tournament players also participate in a life-skills workshop with topics ranging from health and well-being, respectful relationships, communication and employability.


LAUNCH Night Series runs 2 tournaments a year. Tournament 1 runs May - June and Tournament 2 runs November -December. Each series runs for seven consecutive Saturday nights at Casuarina Senior College. The program is led by a committee of community volunteers and is supported and managed by City of Darwin. LAUNCH Night Series aims to -

  • Provide young people with a safe, healthy and positive environment on Saturday nights when they may be vulnerable to harmful and anti-social behaviour;

  • Support young people to connect with and participate in positive activities in their local community;

  • Provide healthy role models and build positive self-regard in young people;

  • Divert young people in areas of need from the risks associated with unhealthy behaviors.

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LAUNCH Night Series welcomes support from young people, volunteers and businesses.


Player Registration for Tournament 1 2019 is now CLOSED