Netball support during isolation; from Caitlin Thwaites

The last time we all united together as a Netball Community was for the Bushfire relief fundraising efforts. It was incredible to see the strength of our community all pull together to help those affected by the bushfires.   The Diamonds vs SSN All-stars game was a huge highlight; to see people from all walks of ... More

Sam Poolman Brings Together Community in Support of Bushfire Relief

It’s been two years since Sam Poolman launched Aspire Netball, a development pathway for young netballers in her home region. Through her programs she’s met dedicated individuals and even stronger teams that work to empower girls and women.   So, when she heard that the Confident Girls Foundation was raising ... More

Bushfire Relief Grants

We are excited to announce that the Confident Girls Foundation Bushfire Relief Grants portal is now live, with the first round opening for applications 9:00 AEDT March 1st and closing 11:00 AEDT April 3rd. Further rounds to be announced.   If your netball community, or a netball community you know was impacted ... More

Netball Bushfire Relief Efforts

Over the past few months we have seen communities, individuals and business band together to support those in need. We have seen overwhelming financial aid from Australians and those overseas. We have seen volunteers and our emergency service workforce remain strong and unrelenting in the face of one of Australia’s most ... More

Bushfires: Statement from Confident Girls Foundation CEO

Confident Girls Foundation Interim CEO Nadine Cohen has made the following statement regarding the bushfire crisis.   "Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the bushfires, all the emergency workers and volunteers tirelessly continuing in the face of this natural disaster and the outstanding community ... More

Diamond Spirit wins National Inclusivity Award

Netball Queensland’s Diamond Spirit program has been honoured with an award that recognises safe, fair and inclusive practices and programs in sport. Play by the Rules raises awareness for initiatives and programs that contribute to safer, fairer and more inclusive sport participation and has recognised the Diamond ... More

2019 International Day of the Girl

When girls come together great things happen. Especially when those girls are fighting for something. This year International Day of the Girl is all about recognising those that are a force to be reckoned with; it’s about breaking from the script and creating change, it’s about being unstoppable.   At the ... More

Molly makes it to One Netball Marie Little Shield

When Molly Byrnes started playing in the inaugural All Abilities carnival in Darwin she didn’t know where that opportunity would take her but flash forward two years and everyone’s noticed how she’s grown.   Molly has an intellectual disability that involves selective mutism and extreme anxiety. Yet her ... More

National Health and Physical Education Day

It’s an easy trap to fall into where talk of sport focuses solely on premier leagues and world records, but Health and Physical Education Day reminds us about the importance of sport across all calibers and the benefits that come from learning about how to lead healthier and happier lives.   That’s why at ... More

Together we can Shine Brighter

The Diamonds farewell luncheon in Sydney was an event filled with collaborations.   Friends, family, partners and officials came together to wish the team good luck, Netball Australia and the NSW Government announced their partnership in a bid for the 2027 World Cup and the elite netball community raised money ... More