Cultural Perspectives proudly participated in the special All Stars Harmony Day Match at Genea Netball Centre in a Harmony Day celebration brought together by Netball Australia and Netball NSW. The match was developed to bring together leading political, sporting and community figures to celebrate both Harmony Day and the fantastic achievements of Netball Australia and their member organisation in breaking down barriers to participation in the sport.
The event was attended by the Hon Ray William MP, Minister for Multicultural, Minister for Disability Services and the Hon Lynda Voltz MLC, Shadow Minister for Sport, Shadow Minister for Veteren Affairs, Australia Post One Netball Ambassadors, Current NSW Swifts and GWS Giant players and coaches as well as community stakeholder and partner representatives.
Cultural Perspectives Account Director Sarah Migliorino was delighted to be invited to play in the ‘All Stars’ GWS Giants team The morning began with a match briefing and on court warm ups with teammates Sepi Hawke, Clare McMeniman, and representatives from the Australian Men’s netball team.
Netball great Anne Sergeant MC’d the event launching the 2017 One Netball Program and introducing the extremely talented and passionate One Netball Ambassadors Bec Bulley, Clare McMeniman and Sepi Hawke.
With the formalities out of the way, all attention was focused on the court where Sarah found herself working to defend current Assistant Coach for the NSW Swifts and ex-Australian Diamonds shooter Megan Anderson.
After a slow point scoring start, the GWS Giants All Stars team found their groove in the third quarter with two and three point goals clearing the net.
“The match today showcased the value of netball as an inclusive and welcome sport, both on and off the court. While netball can act as a vehicle to inclusion, most important are the people involved and their passion to ensure that all people and communities have access to this great game”, reported Sarah.
Australia Post One Netball
One Netball was launched in 2014, aiming to make the game of netball more accessible to the diverse needs of Australia’s population. One Netball, with the help of its partners and One Netball Ambassadors delivers targeted programs at the local level to provide opportunities for individuals and communities to experience netball in a safe, inclusive and fun environment.
For more information and to view the range of resources to kickstart your inclusion journey, check out the Australia Post One Netball website: http://onenetball.org.au/