Diamond Spirit

Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds are proud to support the Diamond Spirit program, a holistic community engagement program which uses netball as a vehicle to empower and educate Indigenous girls in remote and regional communities.

Diamond Spirit has already made a positive impact in the lives of more than 1,000 participants in the Far North Queensland communities of Aurukun, Mapoon, Napranum and Yarrabah.

Participants have been engaged in a range of fun, educational and practical workshops as part of the program, which uses netball to encourage and reward healthy living and engagement in education.

Diamond Spirit consists of three pillars, Engage, Empower and Educate

ENGAGE EMPOWER EDUCATE

Engage provides participation and pathways for children and youth living in remote communities. The programs are predominately delivered through local primary schools with a view of transitioning to after school programs at local PCYC centres. 

 

Empower aims to build the capacity of communities to deliver ongoing netball programs, through tailored coach and officials development programs. The program also employs part time Community Netball coaches thus providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women living in community.

 

Educate is delivered in State High Schools and employs full time teachers who provide mentoring support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female students in years 7 to 12. The program aims to improve health and well-being of students, improve school attendance through positive behavioural change and increase percentage of year 12 attainment.

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Contact Netball Queensland for more information about the Diamond Spirit program.