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Join in our new Boxing classes run by Scott from BoxFitNT 
Every Wednesday

4pm - 5pm Kids $15

5pm - 6pm Adults $20

Hoops 4 Health has been operating for 23 years in Northern Australia. A First Nations led business that blends the life experiences of its mentors with leading edge trauma informed neuroscience. The Hoops 4 Health entity has conjured up a massive 10 000 touch points of participants since 2010. More than basketball, the organisation uses concepts of First Nations leadership and experiences with Dr Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model. “Addressing and using a trauma and culturally informed approach in our engagement with young people is significant to us making an impact. The ability to reflect and regulate to make decisions and using stress to build resilience is a key component of our session delivery. It just so happens we also use a basketball to interact and give some life lessons.” - Timmy Duggan, Founder of Hoops 4 Health Hoops 4 Health is based on Larrakia Country in the Northern Territory and has travelled a whopping number of kilometres in just the last 12 months. The H4H Program is delivered weekly in the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, a number of rehabilitation facilities and also in the adult prisons in Alice Springs and Darwin. It is well known that Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander young people are overrepresented in the Youth Justice System in Australia. Studies have also shown that rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), exposure to abuse, neglect or household dysfunction, are particularly high in this population, as are trauma symptoms, substance use and internalizing and externalizing behaviours. With this in mind, research has shown that developmentally focused and trauma-informed approaches may offer the greatest promise in assisting young people and keeping the community safe from crime. Creative and accessible solutions, such as healing- centred sport, offer a lot of untapped potential for healing and crime prevention. In fact, sport in particular is uniquely suited to be part of the solution because of the way that it inherently combines physical activity, relationships, structure, and competence building. To ensure sustainability of the program, H4H Champions are identified in communities and can become accredited H4H Coaches, so the life changing messages of hope are continued. We provide these programs in our Hoops 4 Health Training Centre and also in the most vulnerable and remote populations in the world across Northern and Central Australia.

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Hoops 4 Health Academy

Hoops On The Inside

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Remote Community Visits

Timmy Duggan Discusses Sports

on First Nations TV

Timmy Duggan OAM, the pioneering figure from the Northern Territory to grace the National Basketball League and founder of Hoops 4 Health Australia, shares insights into his personal journey and his impactful health initiatives.

Timmy Duggan OAM, a proud Darwin native with familial ties to the Warramungu people of Central Australia and the Nykinya people of the Kimberley, holds a Diploma of Youth and Community Development from RMIT University. As the first Northern Territorian to compete in the National Basketball League, he stands as a trailblazer for Indigenous and Territory basketballers alike. Recognized for his community contributions, Timmy was nominated for the "Local Hero" Australian of the Year award in 2020 and was honored with induction into the Northern Territory Sports Hall of Fame in 2024.

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