Girls Get Ready to 'PickUp Basketball' in Stirling
23/09/2019

Active Stirling in partnership with Basketball Scotland is set to launch a brand new ‘PickUp Basketball’ programme for female teenagers at The PEAK in Stirling on Tuesday 1 October.
 
Building on the success of their existing 16yrs+ ‘Female PickUp Basketball’ programme at The PEAK, which has engaged over 50 participants since its launch over a year ago. The ‘PickUp Basketball’ programme at The PEAK will now expand to engage with younger girls aged 12-16 years old to play basketball.
 
‘PickUp Basketball’ is a programme through Basketball Scotland which offers a fun and affordable way to 'pay & play' basketball. Basketball Scotland were recently awarded funding through the Scottish Government's Women and Girls fund to deliver more female only basketball sessions for teenagers and adults, and will be using Stirling as a pilot for the teenage programme.
 
The programme launches on Tuesday 1 October 2019, 7.00pm-8.30pm at The PEAK and will host two weeks of FREE taster sessions on Tuesday 1 and 8 October 2019. Thereafter the sessions will run every Tuesday evening for £3 per person (or free for ALLIN junior members at The PEAK).
 
"We're very excited to provide a brand new opportunity for 12-16 year old females who can be active through basketball. We're delighted to work in partnership with Basketball Scotland who has helped us get more women active through basketball in Stirling, and we hope this programme will be great for female teenagers too!" Ruth Henderson, Community Activation Officer for Active Stirling.
 
"Stirling has set the benchmark high with its current programme for 16+ ‘Female PickUp Basketball’ at The PEAK, and we're delighted that we can now work together to launch a programme for 12-16 year old females too. We want to help create and sustain opportunities for women and girls to engage in sport and physical activity and we think basketball is a great way to do this." Amy Kirkhouse, Participation Manager for Basketball Scotland.
 
If you are you are female, aged 12-16 years and would like to get involved, you can book in advance on 01786 273555 or come along on the night and book in at The PEAK reception.

 


Image - Lauren Howe participant of 16yrs+ ‘Female PickUp Basketball’ sessions at The PEAK.


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