Slam dunk win for Clarence youth
IT WAS a night Grafton youth had been anticipating for months, and one that might not have happened if not for a dedicated group of passionate community members.
The return of Grafton's Midnight Basketball program on Friday saw teenagers from South Grafton, Grafton and beyond eagerly filter into the Grafton Sports Centre for a night of food, workshops and friendly competition.
Midnight Basketball Grafton community committee chair Robyn Holloway said it was fantastic to see their hard work come to fruition.
"It was a successful night, it was a fun night and I'm really looking forward to the next several weeks watching the kids enjoy themselves," she said.
"For me the biggest plus was the fact that we had a lot more energetic and enthusiastic volunteers than we've ever had before. The energy in the volunteers was just great."
Ms Holloway said it was great to see so many new faces, particularly youth who were new to the game of basketball.
"The more you go to these nights, the more you look forward to going and seeing the kids," she said.
Midnight Basketball runs each week until September 18 and registration is still open for volunteers.