EmpowerPlay; revolutionising netball

When Trish Crews, Raewyn Elsegood and Samantha Jack, noticed that their daughters weren’t enjoying playing netball anymore, feeling anxious about themselves and their games, Team GEM didn’t quite know what to do, just that something had to change.   “We knew our daughters needed help, but we also wanted to ... More

Naomi’s MVP moment

Through the support of the Confident Girls Foundation, Northern Territories’ Marie Little Shield team, the Dragonflies, were able to participate in the national competition for another year. An undeniable benefit in the lives of those who’ve made a community around the event.   For Naomi, who has played ... More

Sunshine Coast Lightning Confident Girls Clinic creates lasting change for Chelsea

For Chelsea Hancock, the idea of going to a sports clinic was daunting. As a shy year nine student she had decided early on that team sports were a no-go for her. But with the tempting opportunity of missing out on her English class, she went along to the Sunshine Coast Lightning Indigenous Clinic.   The program ... More

Netball ACT’s First Representative Team For All-Abilities Athletes

It has been the definition of a community effort, getting a state team together for the first time, more so when the team is the first representative team for all-abilities athletes. The willingness and passion of an organisation that believes inclusion is paramount to the growth of the sport for the benefit of 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

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