Slick look for SLAM crew

Shannon BeattieNorth West Telegraph
Tore Bule-Turner, Eamon Woodman (17), Cheavaz Lampton, Najiyah Rampton, Niall Woodman, Ashley Walker (15) and Nathan Douglas. (15)
Camera IconTore Bule-Turner, Eamon Woodman (17), Cheavaz Lampton, Najiyah Rampton, Niall Woodman, Ashley Walker (15) and Nathan Douglas. (15) Credit: Picture: Supplied

Kids participating in the SLAM basketball program at the JD Hardie Youth Zone will be looking extra slick, thanks to a donation of 80 new jerseys from Rio Tinto.

The jerseys will be used by young people aged 12 to 18 who attend the program every second Friday over the course of the next school term.

The sessions will run from 6.30 to 10pm and consist of a basketball competition, as well as music, prizes, healthy snacks and refreshments.

SLAM has been running since 2012 and, in collaboration with South Hedland police, attracts on average 50 children a week.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco said he was proud of what the program offered local youth.

“Making sure young people have a safe space to play at night is vital in helping to reduce antisocial behaviour,” he said.

This year, Roy Hill contributed $20,000 to the program.

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