The Grassroots Sites Netball Program aims to provide opportunities to increase netball participation and development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living throughout WA, with a strong focus on targeting players who are not currently playing in an affiliated competition on a regular basis.
The Aboriginal Grassroot Sites include:
Coastal Netball Region
- Kwinana Djarlyn – Rockingham & Districts Netball Association
- Mandurah Yirra Djinda – Mandurah Netball Association
Darling Range Netball Region
- Noranda – Noranda Netball Association
Great Southern Netball Region
- Albany- Albany Netball Association
- Katanning All Stars – Katanning Netball Association
- Narrogin Cuballing- Narrogin Netball Association
Midwest Netball Region
- Geraldton- Geraldton Netball Association
South West Netball Region
- Moorditj Noongar Yorgas – Bunbury Netball Association
West Coast Netball Region
- Woola Woola Koolangkas – Wanneroo Netball Association
Wheatbelt Netball Region
- Northam Yirra Djinda (not currently active) – Northam Netball Association
Programs offer weekly training sessions, which focus on skill and game development, as well as providing opportunities to play in annual events such as the Aboriginal Youth Gala Day and the NAIDOC Netball Carnival.
Netball WA works to develop the capacity of community members connected to Aboriginal Grassroots Sites. This is achieved through visits to each site to assist with player and coach development in the lead-up to the community netball carnivals, as well as offering Foundation and Development Coaching Accreditation, and Foundation Umpiring Accreditation courses at the annual Accreditation Camp.
History & Participation
The Netball WA Grassroots Sites program was initially piloted as the Moorditj Noongar Yorgas Development Program in Bunbury in 2003. In 2004 the program evolved into the Aboriginal Grassroots Program, and introduced to the Midwest, Wheatbelt and Goldfield Regions in early 2005. The program has continued to evolve, now operating in 7 regional areas, with over 300 athletes and a large number of coaches and officials engaging in and progressing through the Netball WA pathway.
For more information, please contact
Kobie Combes Manager – Participation
PH: 9380 3743 E: firstname.lastname@example.org