Midnight Basketball scores

MIDNIGHT Basketball organisers have secured a commitment from the community to stage four more tournaments over the next two years.

The show of faith in the program for at-risk youth comes after a public meeting held in Albury on Wednesday night.

About 30 people attended the meeting, which was also attended by Midnight Basketball Australia chief executive Tess White.

Local chairman Rod Bramich said those who attended included those who had helped out in previous tournaments and some fresh faces.

“It was a really good cross-section of the community, from people working with kids, people involved in not-for-profit organisations and business,” he said.

“We had the support from Midnight Basketball Australia subject to us being able to tick all the right boxes.

“The big one was having the committee formed and I am pretty confident we will get that sorted in the next couple of weeks.”

Mr Bramich said future planning would include a succession plan to replace him as chairman.

“I won’t be walking away at this point,” he said.

Midnight Basketball participants are aged between 12 and 18 years are provided with a nutritious dinner and compulsory life skills before the basketball starts.