Netball NSW are excited to have our first ever Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan officially endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Through implementation of our Reconciliation Action Plan, Netball NSW looks forward to increasing our understanding of the current landscape of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball participation in the state of NSW, identifying the barriers to participation in both grassroots and elite netball, and educating non-Aboriginal populations in the ancient and ongoing culture of various Aboriginal groups in NSW land and waters.
Netball NSW acknowledges the various traditional custodians of the land across the wide netball landscape in NSW. The Aboriginal lands and waters on which we build our courts, clubhouses, and facilities that are essential to our game are acknowledged as ancient and respected ground, and we acknowledge and celebrate the significant and ongoing contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the Netball NSW community.
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 2022 Koori Netball Tournament will be held on the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October.
Registration opening soon.
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 and this year with the introduction of two new locations, please see the confirmed dates below.
The 2022 Koori Gala Day Dates
- Nambucca Valley Netball Assoc. - Sunday 24th July: Register your team here
- *NEW DATE* Tamworth Netball Assoc. - Sunday 31st July: Register your team here *NEW DATE*
- Dubbo Netball Assoc. - Sunday 7th August: Register your team here
- Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Assoc. - Sunday 18th September: Register your team here
- Shoalhaven Netball Assoc. - Sunday 18th September: Registrations opening soon
- Wagga Wagga Netball Assoc. - Saturday 8th October: Registrations opening soon
Teams can register into the following divisions:
- Mixed 10 - 12 years
- Girls 12 - 15 years
- Mixed 12 - 15 years
- Open Mixed
- Open Womens
Other Important Information:
- Each team must provide a non-playing umpire
- Maximum of 12 players per team and a maximum of 3 non-Indigenous players allowed per team
- This is a drug and alcohol free event
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 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 Aboriginal culture through storytelling. It aims to create awareness of Indigenous netball players’ experiences and how to implement change to promote inclusivity and acceptance within associations, clubs and development pathways.
For more information on Indigenous Netball, please contact Keana Raymond, Participation Coordinator - Community at email@example.com