As part of NAIDOC week celebrations, Indigenous netball players from across WA are invited to participate in the annual NAIDOC Netball Carnival, the largest indigenous netball event in Australia. Held at the State Netball Centre, and staged in conjunction with the Department of Sport and Recreation, the NAIDOC Netball Carnival is both an opportunity to introduce indigenous netballers to competitive netball, as well as a platform to increase awareness and education around health promotion, health prevention and care benefits for Indigenous people. The age divisions include Suncorp NetSetGO, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and four open divisions.
History & Participation
The NAIDOC Netball Carnival was first held in 2005 and has grown significantly in the time since. In 2017, a record 114 teams and 3,000 players, coaches, umpires, officials and spectators participated. The carnival caters for participants from NetSetGO to 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and Open age divisions.
The NAIDOC Netball Carnival is proudly supported by Major Sponsor Healthway, promoting the Smarter than Smoking message, and the Insurance Commission of Western Australia through the provision of ‘Belt Up’ branded netballs for the event.