Netball Australia welcome first ever national sporting plan

A landmark national sport plan, Sport 2030, was unveiled today by Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie to build the world’s most active sporting nation, known for its integrity, sporting success and world leading sports industry.

Speaking to the National Press Club in Canberra, Minister McKenzie also revealed the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) will be rebranded Sport Australia.

Sport Australia, working alongside high performance leader the AIS, will provide a coordinated approach to sport from grassroots participation to international competition. Sport Australia’s expanded vision will also include an enhanced role to increase physical activity more broadly.

These priorities are consistent with Netball Australia’s vision and focus on strategies that will grow the game. Allowing everyone to have an opportunity to be involved in netball in a way that brings them good health, recognition, achievement, enjoyment and a sense of belonging.

Netball caters for Australia’s diverse population and with 1.2 million playing across the country, netball stands as one of the only truly ‘national’ sports from grassroots through to elite competition.

Fourteen million Australians participate in sport annually, 1.8 million volunteer, 158 million hours each year, and 220,000 are employed across the sector, helping to generate approximately 3 per cent of our national GDP.

Sport provides an estimated $83 billion in combined economic, health and educational benefits each year, with a return on investment of $7 for every dollar spent in Australia.

To read the full Sport 2030 plan click here.