The Aboriginal All Stars program rewards the most talented young indigenous players across Western Australia with the opportunity to play and compete at an elite level. With selection into the squad based on performances across the annual NAIDOC Netball Carnival, the All Stars program gives young indigenous netballers an introduction to high performance netball, providing exposure to elite level training and opportunities to compete as a team in both Netball WA run competitions such as the Academy Cup, as well as an Interstate Indigenous Carnival.
History & Participation
The All Stars program was established in 2005 with an open age and 17U team representing WA in the Charles Perkins National Netball Championships. Over the following nine years, the program adhered to a similar format with All Star teams selected based on performances at the annual NAIDOC Netball Carnival and invited to participate in a variety of specialist or exhibition tournaments around Australia. The program underwent a significant restructure in 2015, including increased squad sizes, participation in the Develop a Diamond Academy program, and coaching resources for the All Stars support staff. The program has grown from 12 participating athletes annually to a squad of 26 per year, with players aged from 13-17.
Delivery date/s: July-October
Venue/location: Various locations
Target audience: Indigenous players aged 17 and under
For more information, please contact Netball WA’s Community Engagement Team.