The remote Aboriginal community of Warralong has had its basketball court upgraded and with it a visit from Australian basketball royalty. The community, 190km east of Port Hedland, has finally received new basketball rings after its facility was damaged four years ago. Since then the football oval has been the only sporting facility in the area. Given how important sport was to the community, Warralong Elder Clarrie Robinson said it was important to have the facility restored. “Keeping our kids busy with recreational activity is really important, so having the local basketball courts restored will provide them with another place they can come together in a safe and enjoyable environment,” he said. The rings, which are cyclone-proof, were an initiative of Roy Hill, Atlas, and TEC Services. To launch the upgraded facility the community also got a visit from Olympian and six-time NBL champion Damian Martin who led a workshop for Warralong youth.