Balancing for better

Today marks International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the achievements of women around the world.

With everyone having a part to play in driving social change, this year’s campaign around “Balance for Better” recognises the continued journey of women in achieving equality in a gender-balanced world.

As the leading sport for women and girls we continue to challenge gender stereotypes by empowering women to be leaders both on and off the court.

Netball Australia CEO Marne Fechner is honoured to become a ‘Friend of International Women’s Day’ and is passionate about campaigning for gender equality across the sport industry and the wider community.

“The 2019 International Women’s Day theme of “Balance for Better” is one that resonates strongly with Netball Australia as we remain steadfast in our purpose of empowering girls and women to shine while enriching and connecting communities” says Marne.

Netball Australia is putting the call out to sporting teams and leagues around the world to join us in helping forge a balance for better.

“For more than 90 years, Netball Australia has led the way for girls and women on and off the netball court, celebrating their successes, advocating for gender equality, and delivering real change, including our landmark pay deal, a pregnancy and childcare support framework and 12-month part-time athlete contracts” says Marne.

“Encourage the women and girls in your life to play sport – it builds confidence, breaks stereotypes and reinforces great life skills.”

“Sport is an enormous enabler and pathway to gender equality, so it’s important that all sports around the world are working to ensure we’re all on a level playing field. The sooner we see women gain equal exposure, recognition and investment, the better.”