Netball Australia is calling on north coast netball clubs to nominate their local ‘inclusion champions’ for the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards, before entries close in two weeks.
Now in their second year, the awards recognise and reward the individuals, clubs and associations that go above and beyond to create and support inclusive netball environments. They include the coaches, umpires, parents and committee members who work behind the scenes to ensure everyone, regardless of their background or ability, is welcome in netball.
Up to eight winners will be chosen to receive prize packs worth more than $1000.
Kim Green, Australian Diamonds player and Australia Post One Netball Ambassador, said the awards recognised people who used the power of netball to attract new individuals and communities to the sport.
‘Netball is Australia’s largest female participation sport because of all the passionate advocates we have in our local Clubs and Associations who work tirelessly every week to make this game so great.
‘These awards shine a light on people who welcome everyone in their local communities to netball, regardless of their background, skill or ability.’
Nominations are now open at http://www.onenetball.org.au. They close on Sunday, July 5 and winners will be announced on Monday, July 20.