MacFarlane Diamonds given the
opportunity to sparkle
When the Confident Girls Foundation received an email from a teacher in the Northern Territory called Hannah, requesting funding to help get her young students to Darwin to play in the Indigenous Netball Cup – time was in short supply for the charity.
Students at MacFarlane Primary in Katherine, the girls needed to attend school every day to be able to attend the carnival.
Hannah, their teacher, said: “The girls have been training all year and absolutely love it. They are so committed they train at lunch time and after school and even in the wet season when it is 40 plus degrees.”
The students worked hard to fundraise, but fell just short of hitting the goal amount, so the charity reached out to its supporters and received astounding backing to help get these girls to Darwin for the Cup.
Hannah continued: “We didn’t have the funds to get to the Indigenous Carnival in Darwin, or to pay for food and accommodation once we got there, the Confident Girls Foundation gave us a small grant to make it all happen.”
The girls also sported netball dresses donated by Northern Gold Coast Netball Association and the
smile couldn’t be wiped from their faces.
The MacFarlane Diamonds played four games over the carnival, each game seeing their confidence had soared, shooting six goals against the Halls Creek under fifteen team.
One of the MacFarlane Diamonds, Siehannah, received the under thirteen rising star award and has been selected in the Top End Indigenous team to play on the Gold Coast in January next year.
The MacFarlane Diamonds would like to thank all the Foundation’s supporters who donated to help them get to Darwin. It’s a weekend that the girls will cherish as they continue to play and grow their passion for netball.
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