Shooting Stars, an initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar, aims to use netball as the vehicle to encourage greater engagement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns. The program comprises netball training and skills along with a focus on education and wellbeing. It also provides reward experiences for participation each term, including to netball carnivals involving with neighbouring communities. This program is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and focuses on schools identified within the Remote Schools Attendance Strategy.
History & Participation
Originally named the ‘Youth Engagement program’, the Shooting Stars Program was developed in 2015 following the successful pilot of the Youth Engagement Program, conducted at Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing District High Schools across 2014. This pilot was supported by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
For further information, contact:
Fran Haintz | General Manager Indigenous Programs
Mobile: +61 488 904 500 | Office: +61 8 9380 3700 | Email: [email protected]