Indigenous Events and Programs
Koori Netball Tournament
The Koori Netball Tournament, also referred to as the Koori Games, is a netball tournament delivered in partnership with the Office of Sport and Charlestown Netball Association. The tournament is usually held in October and final dates will be added once confirmed.
This event aims to increase participation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in sport and recreation in a fun competitive environment. Teams can be entered from ages U12 through to Open Women’s, Mixed & Men’s with a maximum of three non-indigenous players on each team.
Netball NSW Koori Gala Days
Netball NSW Koori Gala Days are family fun days that bring community together and can assist teams with selections and training for the Koori Netball Tournament in Charlestown. This is also an opportunity for Netball NSW to invite selected athletes, coaches and umpires to the Indigenous Emerging Talent Camp.
Koori Gala Days are held in various locations around NSW, final dates will be available once confirmed.
Indigenous Emerging Talent Camp
In 2018 Netball NSW hosted the Inaugural Indigenous Talent Camp at Netball Central. Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball talent from all over NSW came to the camp to get a taste for what high performance netball looks like and an experience of both regional and metro sports academies. We are hoping that this talent camp will pave the way for more elite Indigenous netballers in the near future, look out Swifts and GIANTS!
The Indigenous Emerging Talent Camp is usually in November, the final date will be available once confirmed.
To be eligible for selection for the Netball NSW Indigenous Emerging Talent Camp (for ages 12-14yrs), attendance at one of the Netball NSW Koori Gala Days or the Koori Netball Tournament is mandatory.
Free face-to-face and online Coach Accreditation Courses to develop Club, Association, and Regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball coaches facilitated by Dr Andrew Bennie from Western Sydney University.
Courses will develop core coaching skills and provides a good introduction to skill progression and fault detection and correction. Presenters will also cover game sense, mental health, nutritional and well-being advice, and other topics.
Details on future Coaching Unlimited courses in 2020 will be released once confirmed.
Please find out more information about the Coaching Unlimited Workshops here.
Cultural and Reflective E-learning (CARE) is an online tool provided by Netball NSW to provide our netball community a better understanding of Indigenous culture through storytelling. It aims to create awareness of Indigenous netball players’ experiences and how to implement change to promote inclusivity and acceptance within association, clubs and development pathways.