Netball communities across Australia can shine a light on the individuals, clubs and associations who create and support diverse and inclusive netball environments, with two weeks left to nominate for the 2017 Australia Post One Netball Community Awards.
Now in its fourth year, the awards celebrate those who go above and beyond to ensure everyone — regardless of background, skill or ability — is welcome in netball.
Up to nine winners will be announced by an independent judging panel, with a newly-created Ambassador’s Choice Award to be presented in 2017, voted on by the 20 Australia Post One Netball ambassadors.
Australia Post chief customer officer Christine Corbett said the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards celebrated the true champions of the game.
‘‘We’re committed to creating a more inclusive Australia, so we’re excited to celebrate those who open their netball club doors, welcome new faces and use the power of sport to help communities work better for everyone,’’ Ms Corbett said.
‘‘We particularly want to recognise those who reach out to diverse groups, including multicultural and indigenous Australians, socio-economically disadvantaged communities, people with disability and rural and regional communities.
‘‘Netball is a fantastic way to build healthier, more vibrant and more inclusive communities.’’
Nominations for the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards are open at www.onenetball.org.au and close at midnight on Sunday, July 30.
Winners will be announced on Monday, August 28.