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LAUNCH Night Series

LAUNCH Night Series is a late-night, social inclusion, basketball tournament for young people aged 12-17. We hold two seven-week tournaments a year on Saturday nights at Casuarina Senior College.

About the Program

LAUNCH Night Series is a free City of Darwin program open to young people aged between 12 -17 years who reside in the Darwin area. In addition to competitive basketball games, players enjoy a meal with their teammates and transport home if required. Each night of the tournament players also participate in a life-skills workshop on topics including health and well-being, respectful relationships, communication and employability skills.


LAUNCH Night Series runs on Saturday nights for seven weeks at the Casuarina Senior College gymnasium. The program is led by a committee of community volunteers and is supported and managed by City of Darwin. LAUNCH Night Series aims to: 

  • Provide young people with a safe, healthy and positive environment on Saturday nights when they may be vulnerable to harmful and anti-social behaviour
  • Support young people to connect with and participate in positive activities in their local community
  • Provide healthy role models and build positive self-regard in young people
  • Divert young people in areas of need from the risks associated with unhealthy behaviours

Get Involved

Registrations are now open for players and crew (volunteers and paid workers) for Tournament 1, commencing Saturday 11 May, 2019.

To register head to

Businesses or organisations interested in supporting or learning more about this program can contact us as at

This activity is supported by funding from Northern Territory PHN.


Last modified 
12 Apr 2019

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