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LAUNCH Night Series is a LATE NIGHT, social inclusion basketball program for youNG PEOPLE aged 12-17.

OUR NEXT TOURNAMENT will take place in May/June 2019

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

>What is LAUNCH Night Series?

LAUNCH Night Series is free a late night sports program providing opportunity and social inclusion whilst also promoting the prevention and minimisation of harmful lifestyles and behaviours our young people may be experiencing.

The program 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 behaviours.

>Who can participate in LAUNCH Night Series?

LAUNCH Night Series is open to young people aged between 12 -17 years who reside in the Darwin municipality. The program is suitable for young people who identify with any gender, race and religion.

>How does the night run?

7.15pm Players Sign In
7.30pm Player Briefing
7.40pm Dinner
8.00pm - 10.30pm Players rotate between games, lifeskills workshops and game skills sessions
10.30pm - 10.45 Evening Wrap Up Awarding of Best + Fairest
10.50pm Buses leave / players collected by parents/guardians

>When does the program run

LAUNCH Night Series is held twice a year (during terms 2 and 4 of the school calendar) on Saturday nights over seven consecutive weeks. The program is held on Saturday evenings as they were identified as a time when there are no youth programs operating.

>How can you support the program?

Each tournament attracts support from young people, volunteers and businesses and the youth sector as well as strong community will.

We are always looking for people who can volunteer their time for the program. There are a variety of roles on offer. You do not have to know anything about basketball and you aren't required to committ to attending for the whole tournament.

We welcome the donation of the following items to the program:

  • Fruits and/or healthy snacks for players
  • Running shoes in good/great condition for players

Businesses or organisations interested in supporting or learning more about this program can contact us as at youthprojects@darwin.nt.gov.au or on 8930 0403.

>Is there anything I need to bring?

We provide water, basketballs, team jerseys, first aid and food. We ask that you leave personal items at home including mobile phones, jewellery, watches, purses, cash etc. Please also leave basketballs at home as we are unable to keep track of them for you. Players should bring any essential medications.

>Is there any costs invovled?

There is no cost for players to participate.

>Can my family and friends come and watch?

Any spectators under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Anyone aged 12-17 attending will be expected to participate in the program.

>How can I contact someone about this program?

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone about this program, you can contact Lisa on 8930 0403 or email LAUNCHnightseries@gmail.com