Hoops for health in Fiji

16 August 2016

Basketball Plus has changed the way many Fijian’s think about their diet and exercise. Programs including Hoops 4 Health and Mum’s a Hero have increased participation in the community and encouraged Fijian kids to think about healthy choices.

Child throwing a ball through a hoop
Students enjoying a game of elimination.

The programs deliver high-quality basketball clinics and activities that increase participation, positively impact gender equality and address issues of poor dieting and non-communicable diseases. These programs are supported through the Australian Government’s $29 million Pacific Sports Partnerships program.

FBA’s Basketball Plus has also recently partnered with a mental health awareness group to expand their Mum’s A Hero program curriculum.

Basketball Plus is becoming widely known as an authority on using sport for development in the Pacific region.

More information: Basketball Fiji and FIBA creating a greater future for Fiji through sport

Last Updated: 16 August 2016