Timmy Duggan

Episode 26: Doses of resilience

In Episode 26 of Build ‘Em Up, we chat to Timmy Duggan, Founder of Hoops 4 Health.

Born and bred in Darwin, Timmy was the first person from the Northern Territory to play in the National Basketball League (NBL), and the only Indigenous Australian to play in the NBL during the 1990s.

Hoops 4 Health combines basketball skills and health activities. It encourages young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people to focus on their health and wellbeing. It also aims to build resilience among young people through their engagement in sport.

Hoops 4 Health interacts with the young generation through a culturally informed approach by combining scientific knowledge with First Nations experiences.

Timmy has been honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia for his volunteer work on the Hoops 4 Health initiative.