To open the 2013 ANZ Championship season, the netball community are joining together with other major sporting codes to celebrate Harmony Day 2013
Officially celebrated on Thursday 21 March, Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
Netball Australia has teamed up with the Federal Government to hail the diverse culture and backgrounds of our community; with Netball NSW joining the festivities and lending its full support to this great initiative.
On Monday night – during the Swifts’ round 1 ANZ Championship home game – Netball NSW staff, game day volunteers and the Swifts’ coaching staff will be wearing orange ribbons to show our support for Harmony Day. The NSW Swifts and West Coast Fever players will also use a special orange game ball to mark the occasion.
As part of the pre-game activities, St John’s Primary School Auburn, will participate in a NetSetGo! demonstration. The objective of the demonstration is to get the children active and enjoying netball! Aged between five to 10 years old, the children will participate in passing drills, shooting skills, and above all, have some fun!
NSW Swifts defender and ‘honorary Aussie’ Sonia Mkoloma also reached out to a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community recently, attending the Bankstown Recreational Expo. Sonia spent the afternoon mingling with people from many different cultural backgrounds, and also took the opportunity to share her love of netball, teaching sports fans the rules and signing posters of the Swifts.
Netball NSW and the NSW Swifts would like to thank our netball community for their support of Harmony Day on Thursday 21 March, and welcome those new to our country and our wonderful game!
To find out more about Harmony Day 2013, and how you can get involved, click here.