Ben Ross was nominated for the Inner West Citizen of the Year award this year. Ben is the founder of 'Inner West Ballers', a basketball team based out of Wilkins Public School. Inner West Ballers offers classes at a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level, and also offers a girls only class to create a safe space for young girls looking to get into basketball. Inner West Ballers is a "development" competition, aimed at developing skills and relationships as opposed to a fierce competitive environment. This is to allow children of all skill levels the joy of sports, without the stress of winning. Community Sports groups often are the backbone of long-lasting, and deep rooted community relationships, and bring together friends and family for an enjoyable and relaxing experience. I'd like to congratulate Ben on his hard work and initiative in setting up such a fantastic program for our local community.