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intro basketball for boys and girls aged 5 to 10 years

Aussie Hoops is the Basketball Australia's Official Junior Game Development Program for 5-10 year olds and their families. 


Aussie Hoops provides an environment where children of all abilities can achieve on the court and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social co-operation and grassroots sports participation.  The program provides boys and girls with a fun and safe Basketball experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game. 


The Aussie Hoops program at Westgate is a fun and engaging way for kids to learn the skills and rules of basketball, allowing them to confidently move into playing in our junior Domestic competition

Age groups

Rookie - 5 & 6 years

Aussie Hoops Rookie has been developed for 5 and 6 year olds as an introductory program that ensures all participants develop the fundamental skills to participate in and draw satisfaction from Basketball.

Starter - 7 & 8 years

Aussie Hoops Starter has been developed for 7 and 8 year olds providing a transition from basic motor and basketball skill development into game sense application.

All-Star - 9 & 10 years

 Aussie Hoops All-Star has been developed for 9 and 10 year olds and provides participants with a game sense focused program in preparedness for next step basketball programs at local associations

term 2 2020 Session & Venue information

DUE TO COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all Programs are currently suspended until further notice

VU Community Sports Stadium, Whitten Oval


  • Saturday 8:30am (ages 5 to 7 - Rookie & Starter) & 9.15am (ages 7 to 10 - Starter & All-Star) ** Girls Only available**
    • Begins Saturday Saturday 2nd May & ends 20th June, 2020


  • Sunday 9.30am (ages 5 to 7 - Rookie & Starter) & 10.15am (ages 7 to 10 - Starter & All-Star) ** Girls Only available
    • Begins Sunday 3rd May & ends 21st June, 2020


  • Thursday 4pm (ages 5 to 7 - Rookie & Starter) & 4.45pm (ages 7 to 10 - Starter & All-Star) ** Girls Only available
    • Begins Thursday 30th April & ends 18th June, 2020 (NOTE: 18th of June is an additional BRING A FRIEND session)


Kensington Community Recreation Centre, Altona St, Kensington Saturday 8am (ages 5 to 7 - Rookie & Starter) & 8:45am (ages 7 to 10 - Starter & All-Star)

  • Begins Saturday 2nd May & ends 20th June 2020


RecWest Footscray, Essex St, West Footscray


  • Wednesday 4pm (ages 5 to 7 - Rookie & Starter) & 4.45pm (ages 7 to 10 - Starter & All-Star)
    • Begins Wednesday 29th April & ends 17th June, 2020   (NOTE: 17th of June is an additional BRING A FRIEND session)

Term 2 registrations CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

Aussie Hoops registration

We host sessions at VU Whitten Oval, Kensington Community & Rec Center and RecWest Footscray