Netball Australia is the national governing body of the sport of netball in Australia, supporting grass roots to elite level participation through its eight state and territory members. With 350,000 registered players and 1.2 million participants nationally, netball is the top women's participation and team based sport in Australia for 15 to 24 year olds.
Australia Post One Netball
The Australia Post One Netball Community Program aims to use the power of netball to attract, mobilise and inspire individuals and communities.
The largest female participation sport in Australia aims to encourage long-term involvement in the sport from players, coaches, umpires, administrators, volunteers and fans.
The recent launch of One Netball outlined a series of new initiatives that will be rolled out this year, including the establishment of the One Netball Round in the ANZ Championship, 5 Australia Post One Netball Ambassadors and a One Netball website, dedicated to sharing stories and resources that promote diversity and inclusion within communities.
The program's 5 high profile ambassadors, Geva Mentor (Melbourne Vixens), Kim Green (NSW Swifts), Rebecca Bulley (Adelaide Thunderbirds), Clare McMeniman (Queensland Firebirds) and Josie Janz (West Coast Fever), will help inspire the next generation as role models to the netball community to encourage participation in the sport.
Working in partnership, Australia Post and Netball Australia endeavour to deliver the inclusive message around the country with the Australia Post One Netball program.
From clubs and associations at the grassroots to the ANZ Championship, One Netball will reach within and beyond the netball community sharing the strong message that netball is for everyone. The Australia Post One Netball program will advocate for women, multicultural and Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and regional and remote communities across Australia to come and play netball in a friendly and supportive environment.
The One Netball program encourages Australian communities to open their netball club doors, welcome new faces and use the power of the sport to promote inclusive neighbourhoods to the rest of the country.
For further information, visit onenetball.org.au.