The Aboriginal round of Super Netball is upon us for the second time in our history and unity is at the center of our concerns this year.
Ten athletes who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are currently participating in the premier netball competition.
The Collingwood Netball team wrapped their arms around the Varcoe family last year, following the death of Travis Varcoe’s sister, Maggie.
This year’s dress design tells the story of Maggie and the story of how the community comes together for those in need.
All clubs will have their own designs with unique stories that bring communities together.
“The Suncorp Super Netball Indigenous Round is a great way for all of us to see and learn about the different cultural histories we all have,” said Netball Australia Director Marcia Ella-Duncan OAM.
Ella-Duncan was the first Indigenous Australian to play for the Australian Diamonds and was also part of the task force to roll out Netball Australia’s reconciliation action plan.
“It’s important that we always take action to unite and celebrate all cultures – the Indigenous Round is a great way to do that. “
Netball Australia saw a 29% increase in the number of Indigenous athletes playing the sport between 2017 and 2018, in line with a wider increase in the number of Indigenous Australians participating in organized sport.
All matches are live on the Nine Network this weekend.