Brisbane Bullets Raising Awareness Of Youth Homelessness

Mar 27, 2019

NBL club Brisbane Bullets are supporting Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) in their endeavour to break a
Guinness World Record to raise awareness of youth homelessness.

BYS hopes to break the record for ‘Most people performing burpees’ during their annual event
‘Burpees for BYS’ on 6 April.

The Bullets have been a corporate supporter of BYS for last few years, taking part in multiple BYS
events including ‘Daggy Jumper Day’.

The Bullets support has also enabled BYS to hold ‘Burpees for BYS’ at their training location at the
Southern Districts Basketball Centre.

In order to break the world record BYS must have 1,500 people doing Burpees for 2 minutes.
“Doing burpees for 2-minutes is going to be tough, but not as tough as some youth are doing it on
the streets. At the Brisbane Bullets we are proud to be involved with BYS and raise awareness for an
issue that many of us take for granted on a daily basis” said Matt Hodgson.

“I think it’s fantastic the work BYS does in the community. Providing positive pathways for the
younger generation to achieve their dreams is something that I am really passionate about. I’m
looking forward to everyone coming together and showing their support for BYS. No matter how
hard it is, every burpee goes towards positive change within our community” said Cameron

People can get involved by registering at It is a family friendly
event and groups are encouraged.

Currently, 4,454 young people aged 12-24 are facing homelessness in Queensland every night (ABS
Census, 2016).

The total homelessness rate in Brisbane’s Inner City rose 68% between 2011 – 2016 from 1,735 to
2,915 (ABS Census, 2016).

Brisbane Youth Service has been working with homeless and vulnerable young people and young
families since 1977. BYS provides housing, physical and mental health services and specialist
programs for young women and young families. All services are free of charge.
Interviews available with CEO Annemaree Callander, Burpees for BYS founder Dave The Trainer
and Brisbane Bullets players.


For more information, or for an interview or photo/vision opportunity, please contact Georgia Searle,
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Brisbane Youth Service, or
0408 011 644.


  • Where: Southern Districts Basketball Centre, 56 Zahel St, Carina. Hosted by Brisbane Bullets and
    Southern Districts Basketball Association
  • When: Saturday 6 April 2019, 8.00am for 8.30am start, during Queensland Youth Week
  • The Record: The record is currently 1,455 participants set by Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates
  • Who will be there: Founder of Burpees for BYS Dave the Trainer and an army of participants and
  • How to register: People can register at this link, registration costs $10 per person or $50 for a team
    of 10, discounts are available for large groups
  • How many Burpees you need to do: 1,500 people performing burpees together for 2 minutes to make
  • How you can also help: People can also help by making a donation to BYS or spreading the word

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