Scoring Goals at School

Last year Gisborne Secondary College year ten students held an inaugural market day to raise funds for charities of their choice.


The Confident Girls Foundation was an obvious pick for netballers Tia, Maddy and Alex.


“We think it’s important to build confidence in girls as this will encourage them to be themselves and be comfortable in who they are,” said Tia.


“There are so many reasons that I love netball, but I think above all its because of the amazing people I’ve met through the sport,” said Tia.


“I get to be out on court with some of my best friends, which is something that everyone should get to enjoy.”


So whilst other students organised stalls on the day; throwing cream pies at teachers, temporary tattoos and hot food, the girls decided the best way to raise money for the Confident Girls Foundation was to hold a casual dress day. Tia and her friends rallied their peers and encouraged them to wear their favourite sport team’s colours. A great way to celebrate sport whilst supporting disadvantaged girls.


The three friends also spread the message about the work of the Confident Girls Foundation by posting on the schools noticeboard and making posters to put up around the school grounds.


“Everyone was extremely enthusiastic about the day. It was great to see everyone wearing their sport team’s colours and lots of girls wearing their netball dresses,” said Tia.


“The best moment was seeing the rest of our year levels faces when we told them all how much we raised.”


Tia is excited to get involved in Give for a Goal again this year and plans to get creative and fundraise off the court.


“We’re going to approach the school to see if we could run another casual clothes day or running some activities at lunch.”