Confident Girls Clinics Brighten the Sunshine Coast

Over the past 6 months Sunshine Coast Lighting have been running Confident Girls clinics in Queensland to support marginalised girls.   Each clinic is different depending on who the participants are. In May a clinic was held for those living with a disability, in June there was a clinic run for Indigenous girls ... More

Diamond Spirit Leadership Camp

One of the great initiatives that the Confident Girls Foundation funds is the Diamond Spirit program. Run in partnership with Netball Queensland and the Queensland Government, it supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through their education journey. This all-year-round initiative works to create both ... More

Jo-Anne Arthur runs a drill with participants of the Creating Confidence Program

The Creating Confidence Program

The statistics are now common knowledge. One in every three women will experience physical violence from the age of 15. A woman dies every week at the hands of a previous or current partner. 18% of Australian women have been sexually assaulted (OurWatch 2018). These figures don’t just impact the women who are subjec... More

Macfarlane Diamonds Sparkle

When you love a sport, you want a chance to show people what you’re made of. For teacher Hannah Robbins, from Macfarlane School in the Northern Territory, she saw the passion her students had for netball and decided to make their dreams possible. If the girls kept a high attendance record throughout the year then ... More

Darwin Champions All Abilities

It’s shocking when you realise something you value so much isn’t available to everyone. For Chantelle Ayers seeing that there was no netball competition for disabled youth where she lived meant something had to be done. Which is why in 2018, with the help of the Confident Girls Foundation, Pints Netball club, Banks ... More

We’re Stronger Together

It can be hard to find roots in a new community. We’ve all experienced that feeling at a new job, school, church or sporting club, unsure where to begin but wanting to feel a part of it all like you once did. It’s a daunting time. That’s why Netball ACT and the Confident Girls Foundation developed an outreach program ... More

Beauty Overcomes Oceans

There’s something about a netball carnival that pushes you that little bit further. For Beauty, a player in the Waibene Netball Association it was when she realised how much sport meant to her, “It has changed my whole outlook on sport. It’s all about working as a team and not about how many goals you score”. Yet ... More

Learning Through Play

For the special needs school of Kintore St in Katherine NT, access to sporting equipment was difficult to find as the size of the school meant they were often overlooked when funding opportunities arose. This harsh fact meant the kids, who were already living in remote areas away from additional care options, also had ... More

AUSSIE LEADS THE WAY

Sport is an important part of so many of our lives. But for some young girls, it’s a luxury their parents can’t afford.   This is Aussie. She’s 11 years old and lives in Nhill, Victoria. Aussie lives with her family who, with other members of the Karen community, fled their home on the Thai-Burmese ... More

NO LIMITS FOR GRACE

No Limits gives participants with an intellectual disability aged 11 and over the opportunity to engage with netball, meet new friends and play in a safe environment as part of a team.   For one No Limits player Grace Pirie, who has cerebral palsy, it was the perfect fit to continue playing the sport she loved ... More