Australia Post One Netball
One Netball was created with the aim to make netball more accessible to the diverse needs of Australia’s population, in support of Netball Australia’s strategic vision to ensure that everyone in Australia values their connection with netball. Through the ‘Our Neighbourhood’ Community Program, Australia Post and Netball Australia have partnered to deliver the Australia Post One Netball Program (One Netball), which aims to utilise the power of netball to attract, mobilise and inspire individuals and communities.
One Netball will deliver targeted programs at the local level to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to experience netball in a safe, inclusive and fun environment. In addition local clubs and associations will be engaged to establish connections between the netball community and new participants to encourage long term involvement in the sport. Join the One Netball Community at www.onenetball.org.au.
The Australia Post One Netball Program will include the following activities and initiatives:
- One Netball website, hosting an interactive program and resources that will enable clubs and associations to understand, develop and improve their inclusive practices and actions
- One Netball seminars, delivered nationally by trained presenters to a variety of netball audiences, addressing basic principles of creating inclusive environments and their application at all levels of netball
- Inspirational Australia Post One Netball Ambassadors
- One Netball Community Awards, celebrating individual and community efforts to engage and support diverse communities with netball
- Australia Post One Netball Round of the ANZ Championship
- ‘Come and Try’ Netball Clinics in each state and territory for communities new to netball
Inclusion NetSetGO introduces Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and people with disabilities to the sport of Netball. Developed as a modified program for juniors (boys and girls), NetSetGO can be adapted to suit the specific needs and abilities of diverse groups.
Life Stream Australia
Life Stream Australia is committed to providing options and opportunities for engaged active and healthy lifestyles for people with disabilities specialising in intellectual disability.
Life Stream works in partnership with State Sport Organisations to facilitate the inclusion of people with a disability in sport and recreation in Queensland.
Netball Queensland has a partnership with Life Stream. This partnership is in place to confirm the commitment of both organisations to ensure that quality inclusive sporting opportunities are available to all Queenslanders. If your association is interested in providing opportunities for people with an intellectual disability please get in touch with our One Netball Officer Phoebe Lennox [email protected]
Deaf Netball QLD and Deaf Sport & Recreation QLD
Deaf Netball QLD (DNQ) is the state representative organisation for netball players who are deaf or hard of hearing. DNQ organise weekly games and enter teams into national competitions including the Margo Allen National Deaf Netball Club Championships and Australian Deaf Games.
At the 2016 Australian Deaf Games, DNQ took home the Gold Medal in both the women’s and mixed competitions.
DNQ is affiliated with Deaf Sports & Recreation Queensland (DSRQ) who aims to facilitate and promote the equal participation of people who are deaf or hard of hearing in sports and recreation at all levels in Queensland.
DNQ, DSRQ and Netball QLD are in partnership to confirm their commitment to the development of programs, services and opportunities for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in netball.
For information on weekly competitions and representative teams please contact DNQ on [email protected]
Australia Post Connected Clubs and Communities Workshop
At this exciting new 45 minute workshop, you will learn about the simple tips, techniques and resources available to make your netball environment more welcoming to all newcomers to netball through the following core elements:
- Introduction and an overview of One Netball
- Inclusion, why it matters and how it can help your club/association
- The barriers to inclusion in netball
- How to promote inclusion using the Play By The Rules ‘7 Pillars of Inclusion’ model
- Best practice – what an inclusive club looks like and guidelines for administrators, coaches, officials, players and parents to make their club more inclusive
- Summary, links to further support and resources, and take-away activities.
When three or more of your Executive members attend the workshop, your Club or Association will receive a $50 Australia Post Load&Go card! Click here to register for the Connected Clubs and Communities Workshop.
For further information please contact Netball Queensland on (07) 3848 6330 or via email [email protected]