Sydney’s Kytherian youth raise funds for mental health with inaugural basketball event


The Kytherian Youth Association (KYA) held its inaugural Basketball for Mental Health event on Sunday, August 21 at the Centennial Parklands Sport Centre in Sydney.

The event saw young Kytherians go head-to-head in a number of basketball games to raise much-needed funds for Headspace – a national foundation which provides early intervention mental health services to youth aged 12 to 25 years old.

On the day, everyone mingled and enjoyed a barbeque and bake sale. Nine teams competed and in the end, the winning team was the undefeated ‘Cass Cousins.’

KYA President, Michael Preneas, told The Greek Herald the event was a huge success.

“I’d like to thank the referees that gave up their time, as well as the cooks and everyone else that volunteered to help out on the day,” Mr Preneas said.

“Thank you to everyone who came and played in the competition, it was great to have a sporty event where everyone was running around and having fun and I hope we can do more events like this in the future.

“I’m so glad to be working with the KYA committee of 2022 and I’m thankful for their countless hours of preparation and hard work.”

You can find out more about Headspace at

READ MORE: Kytherian Youth Association President Michael Preneas: ‘I look forward to our future’.




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