Wheatbelt basketball sees police and youth play
Published: 15th August 2012
RDA Wheatbelt (Western Australia) is involved in a successful social program for young people across the region.
The Wheatbelt Basketball competition is a fortnightly mixed gender game between young people aged 13 to 17 and members of the local police force.
The program gives young people and the police a chance to interact with each other in a social setting and break down any stereotypical misconceptions one team may have about the other.
By creating an environment for all participants to have a fun time in a friendly and social atmosphere, the program has succeeded in achieving a rapport between police and young people in the Wheatbelt community.
To raise awareness of Wheelchair Basketball and to create an extra challenge for participants, a game of Wheelchair Basketball was also played on Wednesday 8 August in York.
The Wheatbelt Basketball Competition is sponsored by RDA Wheatbelt's Youth Connections program, the Wheatbelt District Police, Bendigo Bank York, Shire of Kellerbenin and Western Australian State Government Departments.
The program has been running successfully since May 2012 and RDA Wheatbelt plans to continue it well into the future. For more information about the games or to find out how you can get involved contact Constable Lea Arnold at the Kellerbenin Police Station on 08 9045 6000.
For more information, visit the RDA Wheatbelt website.
(Pictured above) Participants in the Wheatbelt Wheelchair Basketball Competition played on Wednesday 8 August in York, Western Australia.