To celebrate diversity and inclusion in netball communities across Australia, nominations are now open for the 2018 Australia Post One Netball Community Awards.
The Awards shine a light on individuals, clubs and associations who go above and beyond to ensure everyone, regardless of background, skill or ability is welcome in netball.
Australia Post General Manager of Marketing and Community, Andrea Pearman, said the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards revealed the unsung heroes contributing to more inclusive communities.
“We believe welcoming and inclusive sporting environments improve attitudes and behaviours towards people from different backgrounds, building empathy and understanding,” she said.
Caitlin Thwaites, Collingwood Magpies and Australian Diamonds netball player, and Australia Post One Netball Ambassador, said the network of individuals, clubs and associations creating inclusive netball environments is growing every year.
“As an Australia Post One Netball Ambassador, the most rewarding part of the program is being able to spend time with the incredible individuals that make up the amazing group of One Netball Community Award winners,”she said.
“I feel incredibly privileged to meet people from towns and cities across Australia doing such extraordinary things to break down barriers in the community through netball, which really goes back to the grassroots level of what I love about the sport.”
Nominations for the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards are now open at onenetball.org.au and close at midnight (AEST) on Sunday 29 July 2018.