Media Release

Midnight Basketball SunshineCoast Tournament starting this Saturday

The Midnight Basketball SunshineCoast volunteer Management Team is ready to go.

Thanks to the inspiring Midnight Basketball SunshineCoast Volunteer Management Team and supporters - an all of community effort - the Midnight Basketball Tournament kicks off this Saturday, 27 April at the TBA.

Starting around 7pm each week, the 8 week will run across the following nights with Grand Final Night on Week 8.

Week 1, Sat 27/04/2024
Week 2, Sat 04/05/2024
Week 3, Sat 11/05/2024
Week 4, Sat 18/05/2024
Week 5, Sat 25/05/2024
Week 6, Sat 01/06/2024
Week 7, Sat 08/06/2024
Week 8, Sat 15/06/2024

Congratulations are already pouring in, including praise from the National organisation Midnight Basketball Australia, who has been admirers of the SunshineCoast Management Team since its inception. "This kind of effort just shows what a committed, determined community-focussed group can do. We couldn't be prouder to see how they have worked together to get Midnight Basketball started. It provides another shining example of Australian communities providing a fun, healthy, social basketball tournament for local teenagers to look forward to every weekend for the next 8 weeks. Well done," said CEO, Tess White.

You can register by simply creating an account and registering online:
FAQs page - will step you through the process

If you would like any more information or find out about others ways you can support, enquire via the details below.

To enjoy the teen years. To live a good life. The magnet is basketball.


About Midnight Basketball

Midnight Basketball is a fun, high energy social basketball competition welcoming all teenagers.
Midnight Basketball Tournaments run for 8 weeks and start at 7pm with a nutritious dinner, three or more competition basketball games with skills sessions, music and bus ride safely home by midnight.

Midnight Basketball is community-driven and embodies our philosophy of combining team sport with learning and wellbeing while embracing positive opportunities by filling a gap on Friday and Saturday nights, with local volunteers coming together to provide inclusive, healthy, safe, motivating and free tournaments in local basketball stadiums.
Midnight Basketball enables and empowers effective relationship and community building within each local community.

Midnight Basketball Australia provides an automated, out of the box online solution, for approved communities to run low cost, volunteer-run tournaments embracing a diverse 'whole of community' approach to enhance social cohesion and wellbeing. It is replicable, making it a nationally scalable and sustainable model, designed to maximise the number of communities and teenagers that it can support.
Together, we are also helping to provide a positive real alternative to end the culture of binge drinking on weekends. 

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