Which Way You Gonna Bounce?
Bounce Back is a basketball program with a difference. We work with young people in schools, community organisations, Youth Justice Centres and Youth Detention Centres, delivering capacity building activities. Initially starting with young people aged 12- 17, the program is now extending to primary school ages too. Bounce Back aims for a holistic approach in sourcing and providing the young person with a range of culturally appropriate services and support networks to guide, nurture and foster socially acceptable behaviours. We aim to support our clients through the Bounce Back program for two years or as long as funding permits.
Bounce Back Stats
The Bounce Back program has successfully supported 12 young people on release.
This results daily savings of $2.6 million of Queenslanders taxpayers’ money
Participants at our home-school basketball sessions have tripled since it began.
We have inspired over 3,000 youths all over Queensland to be the best they can be.
Head Director Brian Kerle, our coaches and directors like to attend to meet and support the young people, staff and community in the first instance to gauge exactly what is required so that we can deliver a program that suits the needs of the young people. We also utilise our Aboriginal Peer Leaders from the Brian Kerle Academy who undertake a Certificate III in Sports and Coaching and been through a Peer Leader Program developed specifically for Bounce Back leaders. Together they share their knowledge and skills delivering a clinic that teaches respect for rules, teamwork, fun drills and love for the game.
We work with several schools in Logan where we deliver the Bounce Back program weekly/fortnightly, including the Centre of Education Programme FLC Flexi who bring young people to us to be a part of the program. The Centre of Education FLC will also be undertaking Personal Awareness Development (PAD) programs with us after their basketball sessions.
Bounce Back coaches and mentors visit West Moreton Youth Detention Centre and Brisbane Youth Detention Centre every week where they engage the young people teaching them basketball and discussing important morals and values needed in basketball and society. We currently have 5 Youth Justice Service Centres bringing young people to us at the stadium for basketball and the Personal Awareness Development program
The Bounce Back Team
Meet our amazing team of Bounce Back mentors.