Australia Post will help deliver Netball Australia’s One Netball program into new communities around the country following the launch of a new partnership.
The partnership will deliver targeted education and awareness programs, as well as come-and-try clinics, to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to experience netball in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.
“The new One Netball program utilises the strength and passion of our sport to attract, mobilise and inspire individuals and communities,” Netball Australia CEO Kate Palmer said.
“The partnership will engage and empower the netball family to establish connections with new communities and participants, and to encourage long-term involvement in the sport as players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and supporters.”
One Netball will implement a variety of initiatives from the grass roots to national level, from the club house to the Australia Netball Diamonds, to make the game of netball more accessible to extend the reach of netball into Australia’s diverse population.
The program will reward and recognise individuals, clubs and associations that are making a difference, utilise One Netball Ambassadors to engage the community and celebrate our diverse communities with a One Netball themed round in Round 13 of the 2014 ANZ Championship season.
Australia Post has partnered with seven Our Neighbourhood National Community Partners, including Netball Australia, AFL, Infoxchange, The Pyjama Foundation, Lifestyle Solutions, Reclink Australia and Social Traders, to help build healthier, more vibrant and inclusive communities.
The diverse group of organisations were chosen because of their ability to leave a positive legacy around Australia at a local and national level by building the capability, connection and inclusion within communities.
“Our National Community Partners not only reflect the different ways in which we as an organisation touch the lives of Australians every day, they also contribute significantly to inclusion and opportunities in local communities around Australia,” Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour, said.
“Together with our partners, we’re looking forward to working on a series of programs that will extend these opportunities through education, employment, technology and sport to build a positive legacy within local communities.”