All this week we are celebrating NAIDOC Week, and Netball NSW would like to use this opportunity to highlight some events which are being held to mark this special occasion.
NAIDOC, which stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, was formed to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
This week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and Netball NSW acknowledges the ongoing contribution of these communities to our great sport.
“These seven days hold a very special place for us on our netball calendar,” Nikki Horton, General Manager – Sports Development at Netball NSW, said.
“Netball is all about being inclusive and being a sport for everybody, regardless of race, culture or ability and we are delighted to be involved with events which help promote this celebration of Indigenous culture.”
Netball NSW is getting involved in NAIDOC week by supporting the following events:
Wednesday 6 July: Ballina NAIDOC Multi Sport Day
100 kids participating in a variety of sports (Netball, AFL, Hockey) at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina from 10am – 1pm MORE INFO
Wednesday 6 July: Darkinjung NAIDOC Family Fun Day Netball competition
Run by Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council, this takes place at Baker Park, Wyong from 9am – 2pm MORE INFO
Friday 8 July: NCIE NAIDOC Day
Held at National Centre Indigenous Excellence, Redfern, this celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture takes place from 10am – 4pm MORE INFO
Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 July: Nations of Origin
The Nations of Origin Netball Tournament will take place at Raymond Terrace on July 12-13, in partnership with PCYC and Netball NSW.
Nations of Origin is a multifaceted sport, cultural, education and leadership program which culminates during NAIDOC Week annually, with four main components including reconciliation, education, cultural identity and sport.
On behalf of Netball NSW we would like to wish everyone a very happy NAIDOC Week.