Geraldton Netball Association to foster social inclusion

The Geraldton Netball Association will continue to foster social inclusion, following a $10,000 Giving4Grassroots Sport4Everyone grant.

The funding will see the Association further their work in promoting health and well-being through netball, specifically through the Aboriginal Grassroots Netball Program.

The program provides opportunities for participants to compete at major Netball WA annual events, as well as off court education, helping to build confidence and resilience, as well as encouraging a stronger connection to country and cultural appreciation.

Netball WA General Manager of Community Netball Liz Booth said she was excited about the opportunities that the funding would provide.

“The Geraldton Netball Association have long been supporters of promoting social inclusion and diversity in sport, and it’s fantastic to see them continue this work into the future,” Booth said.

“The Aboriginal Grassroots Netball Program is a fantastic way to empower young women to become positive role models in their community, and we are extremely excited to see this program grow.”

Operating at 10 sites throughout the State, the Aboriginal Grassroots Netball Program engages more than 300 Aboriginal women aged between 5-18 years, with family and local community members also volunteering their time.

The 10 Aboriginal Grassroots Netball sites are: Katanning All Stars (Katanning Netball Association), Kwinana Djarlyn (Rockingham & Districts Netball Association), Mandurah Yirra Djinda (Mandurah Netball Association), Noranda (Noranda Netball Association), Moorditj Nyoongar Yorgas (Bunbury Netball Association), Northam Yirra Djinda (Northam Netball Association), Woola Woola Koolangkas (Joondalup Netball Association), Geraldton (Geraldton Netball Association), Narrogin Cuballing (Narrogin Netball Association) and Albany (Albany Netball Association).