Geraldton Netball Association
Geraldton, Western Australia
Geraldton Netball Association use netball as a vehicle to grow and nurture positive role models for the Geraldton Aboriginal Community. The Australian Sports Foundation helped fund their Aboriginal Grassroots Program. The program enables women to transfer the important skills they learn on court around goal setting and team work into future education and career roles and leadership positions. These women become positive role models for the younger generation in the netball and wider community.
In addition, the Aboriginal Grassroots Program provides opportunities for participants to compete at major Netball WA annual events such as the Aboriginal Youth Gala Day, Smarter than Smoking Association Championships and the annual NAIDOC Netball Carnival, where girls have the opportunity to be chosen for elite Netball teams with a pathway towards playing for their state or country.