As part of this year’s celebrations for Harmony Day, Netball Australia, Australia Post and the Parliamentary Friends of Netball hosted a `Politicians versus Professionals’ netball match at the netball courts of Parliament House in Canberra this morning.
The `Professionals’ netball team included three Australia Post One Netball Ambassadors in Mo’onia Gerrard, Sonia Mkoloma and Sepi Hawke who collectively boast more than 200 international caps for Australia, England and Samoa.
Members of the Canberra Darters’ Australian Netball League squad were also part of the `Professionals’ team.
It must have been the presence of netball royalty that inspired the politicians to a one-goal victory.
“Netball will be celebrating Harmony Day across Australia this weekend so it was great to join in on the fun during this match.”
Harmony Day is held on 21 March every year and celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The event is now in its 15th year and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The ANZ Championship will also celebrate Harmony Day during Round 4 matches being played in Adelaide on 22 March and Sydney on 23 March.