The School of Hoops program provides secondary schools throughout North Queensland the opportunity to have Townsville McDonald’s Crocodiles players host training sessions at their school.
Last season saw The Crocs’ visit over 40 different secondary schools in the Townsville region, with over 5000 students participating in the clinics. The players engage students from years 8 to 12 and promote the game of basketball in North Queensland while also encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.
The BHP Billiton School of Hoops program helps students learn about the game of basketball in a fun environment and all students walk away with a Crocs’ BHP Billiton branded backpack filled with goodies and insight into how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. These sessions are a great chance for the Croc’s younger fans to see their sporting heroes in action, while picking up valuable skills they can use when playing at schools or for their local clubs.
The program runs in conjunction with the Crocs’ Primary school program, Youth Hoops (sponsored by Townsville Orthodontics), and the ‘So You Think You Can Play’ challenge. These initiatives highlight the commitment the Crocs have to building strong community relationships with schools throughout the North.
This season the club is looking to expand the programs to other areas of North Queensland including Ayr, Ingham, Charters Towers and Tully.