Pacific Netball Series – First Nations Black Swans Debut

Congratulations to the First Nations Black Swans on their debut at the 2024 Pacific Netball Series in Brisbane. This remarkable achievement marks the beginning of a new era for First Nations Peoples in the sport of netball. Coming together for the first time several days before the tournament commenced, and ... More

First Nations Black Swans

The Confident Girls Foundation has today been announced as the principal partner of the First Nations Black Swans, to support and enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The two-year partnership will directly support the newly announced First Nations national team. the Black Swans. The First Nations Black ... More

Girl in Charge

Victoria Police Netball Club is putting girls living in Western Victoria in charge!   This holistic police-led program involves year 9 girls negotiating mid-teen social and health challenges by using netball as the vehicle and the prospect of part-time work to help drive it.   Designed by police from ... More

“These are things that I never dreamed of doing!”

  Having played Netball from a young age Sarah could never have dreamed of being selected for WA's Marie Little Shield squad. "My experience was scary but exciting. I got to travel and play netball against other State Teams. All the players are so nice and supportive of each other, and I learned how to be ... More

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