Specialist Hoops is an organisation started to give kids and adults with disability a chance to enjoy the sport in a safe and fun learning environment where they can be themselves without fear of being judged.
Specialist hoops began in September 2017 when Executive director, Emily Attard, decided to set up a one-day "all abilities" basketball camp to promote the values listed above. After a successful program in 2017, and people asking when the next program was going to run, Emily decided that it needed to become a regular program.
2018 seen a weekly program start up at the Melton Indoor Recreation Centre on Fridays from
4:15pm and ending at 5:30pm
2021 seen the expansion to Bacchus Marsh for Basketball on Tuesdays from 4:15pm-5:30pm at the Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre. Alongside Ten Pin Bowling at Xplosion Bar and Bowl in Melton during the day for those not attending formal education.
2022 is bound to be a big year with Wheelchair Basketball coming June 5th!