Australia’s netball family is being encouraged to take part in the first ever National Netball Day on Saturday 31 May to recognise and celebrate the sport’s role in their local communities.
Members of the netball community right across Australia are invited to take part in the celebration, hosting local events, coaching clinics, and fundraising morning teas, with the colour blue being the theme of the day.
National Netball Day will be supported by Netball Australia’s major partner ANZ, who via the Netball Nation initiative will be awarding cash and equipment prizes throughout the day to participants who capture their celebrations and share them online using #nationalnetballday.
Netball Australia and ANZ Championship teams will also join the celebrations, with current ANZ Championship players taking part in activities on the day and visiting netball clubs to meet the next generation of netballers.
Supporting National Netball Day are three ANZ Netball Nation Ambassadors – former Australian great Sharelle McMahon and current Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander and captain Laura Geitz.
“Over one million people play netball in Australia, which is over five per cent of the current population, so it’s fair to say we love our netball,” Geitz said.
“National Netball Day is a fantastic opportunity to share our love of the game and it’s wonderful to see ANZ supporting the sport at all levels.”
Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer is thrilled to be working with ANZ to celebrate the significance of netball in Australia.
“National Netball Day is a wonderful initiative that will shine a light on the hundreds and thousands of people around the country who take part in our game week in, week out,” Palmer said.
Further information on National Netball Day can be found at www.netballnation.com.au or at facebook/netballnation, or on Twitter and Instgram by following @NetballNation.