The Palmerston and Regional Basketball Association (PaRBA) was founded in 2014 due to a need to service the Palmerston and rural areas Basketball community, with programs that could be held within the local area.
PaRBA began providing programs in May 2015 and has experienced continued growth to be a leading provider of basketball, social and School Holiday programs in the community.
Our current programs are:
* PaRBA Peewees - an introduction to ball skills
**PaRBA Stars - an introduction to basketball skills
***PaRBA Mini Ball – an introduction to game play
****PaRBA Rookie League - our competiton for player development
Level Up Esports - our gaming community who deliver sessions weekly in the Palmerston Recreation Centre, community gaming sessions as requested, and participation in major community events, including the Palmerston Youth Festival's Geekfest.
Northern Suburbs activities. We deliver Esports activities in partnership with The Red Cross at the SHAK at Sanderson High School and a community outreach which involves contact with young people in public spaces. These activities occur during school terms, and occurs through Darwin Youth Activity funding provided by Territory Families.
Youth Drop in Sports (YDiS) - Mon-Thur 3 pm-5 pm and Fri 6 pm-9 pm (School Holidays 5 pm - 9 pm Friday). YDIS is delivered in partnership with the City of Palmerston, through their in-kind support of the Recreation Centre, and funding provided under the Palmerston Youth Actiivity funding by Territory Families. YDiS focuses on placed based activities for young people in Palmerston, aged 10 to 18 years.
PARBA Academy - check the website for details, and
School based programs including development and wellbeing clinics - Primary, Middle and Secondary schools.
We are represented through a strong group of employees and volunteers and recognition of our work has come through various awards including the the 2017 Good Sports Australia – Australian Club of the Year and 2018 Inside Sports Association of the Year for Australia and 2019 Australian Volunteer of the Year