Reconciliation Action Plan

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 the significant and ongoing contribution of local Aboriginal communities throughout the Netball NSW community.

Netball NSW 2021-2022 Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Netball NSW is proud to announce the launch of their Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), helping prepare the organisation for future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives.
Netball NSW's RAP is the first step in turning intentions into actions, where an understanding of the organisation's current position and efforts will guide the contribution to reconciliation of the nation.
View our RAP


Netball NSW is excited to launch a 4-part webinar series exploring our RAP and the pillars within it further. Netball NSW will bring together members of the RAP Working Group, Netball NSW Staff and key stakeholders within our netball community to provide you key insights and achievable takeaways which you can take back and implement within your netball club, association and community and take your steps toward reconciliation. These webinars will only run for 30 minutes.

Together for Growth - Wednesday 8 September 2021, 7:00pm

Learn about Netball NSW’s commitment to Reconciliation as well as the meaning behind the artwork

Melanie Chapman the Participation Manager - Netball NSW will be joined on the panel by

  • Tain Drinkwater, CEO Netball NSW 
  • Maree Bisby, a proud Wiradjuri Woman and the artist behind the artwork Together For Growth featured through our RAP
  • Lauren Woods, General Manager Communities t Netball NSW

Opportunities - Tuesday 14 September 2021, 7:00pm

This webinar will explore how creating a culturally safe environment can influence a positive experience for coaches, athletes and administrators. And the importance of white Australia taking responsibility for reconciliation & the powerful effect supportive people have as agents of change.

Margaret Hamley the General Manager of Performance & Pathways - Netball NSW will be joined on the panel by

  • Ali Tucker-Munro, a proud Kamilaroi Woman, Netball NSW RAP Working Group Member, GIANTS Academy Head Coach and 2021 UTS Sparks Opens Co-Head Coach.
  • Courtney Jones, a proud Biripi Woman, 2021 UTS Sparks Opens player, Co-Captain of the Inaugural Indigenous All Stars team and former NSW pathways athlete
  • Fudge Atshan, High-Performance Manager at UTS Sport

Relationships - Wednesday 22 September 2021, 7:00pm

This webinar will explore strategies that support and strengthen existing and emerging relationships to ensure our sport is a welcoming place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Lauren Woods the General Manager of Communities - Netball NSW will be joined on the panel by

  • Donna Coady - Office of Sport
  • Dianne Pascoe - Charlestown Netball Association
  • Maree Edwards - Lake Macquarie City Council
  • Krystal Dallinger - Callaghan District Netball Association

Respect - Tuesday 28th September 2021, 7:00pm

Learn how Netball NSW and how other Affiliates acknowledge, promote, and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to create an inclusive and respectful netball community.

We look forward to you joining us in these conversations. Click the link below to register your attendance at these webinars.



Acknowledging Our Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group

The Reflect RAP has been developed as a collaboration between the Netball NSW RAP Working Group and internal and external stakeholders. Netball NSW would like to extend their gratitude to the RAP Working Group Members for providing their insights and knowledge in the development of our first RAP:

  • Alison Tucker-Munro
  • Casey Ralph
  • Donna Coady
  • Georgina Cohen
  • Lauren Woods
  • Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM
  • Mardi Aplin
  • Professor John Evans
  • Whitney Skuthorpe

The Artwork

Together For Growth by Maree Bisby

Together For Growth symbolises the many dimensions and levels of the netball community. The use of traditional symbols such as footprints, rain, meeting place and watering hole, along with stars, and the universe shows the ability of all to dream and reach for their goals. Individually we can soar but in a team, we can reach higher. It takes all of the natural elements of the earth to connect to one another and to believe and achieve greatness.

The seven paths around the netball symbolise the seven players on the court with the symbols of man, woman and person again representing the netball community, inclusive of gender identity or fluidity. No path in life and success is straight, hence the curvature and direction of the path, leading to one’s own destiny. The path is off the canvas, to highlight that we each are members of the community and can influence each other in our own way. The brightness of the colours symbolise the fun and positivity of netball and the harmony and connection we all have.

Maree Bisby, is a proud Wiradjuri woman with family originating from the Mudgee Region. Bisby enjoys netball with family and friends in the Newcastle area, as both a player and parent.

Together For Growth