Our Story

Shooting Stars is an initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia, which uses netball and other tools as the vehicles to drive greater engagement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns.

Shooting Stars works collaboratively with the local community, schools and service providers to affect genuine change in the lives of more than 350 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

Importantly, the Program produces results. More than 30% of participants have improved their attendance term on term, which 60% of participants maintain an average attendance rate of 80% or above. Furthermore, Shooting Stars is a key driver in creating equality for female leaders and generational change, with 75% and 50% of its Board identifying as Indigenous.

The program enjoys with the backing of Netball WA, which brings almost 100 years of experience in of professional expertise in community programs and development, as well as the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, in addition to numerous other organisations.

Click here to view the Glass Jar Australia Strategic Plan and Glass Jar Australia Annual Report.


Our Footprint

Shooting Stars works in some of the most remote and regional locations in Western Australia. Our Program engages more than 350 students in eight schools across the State.

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Mid West NAIDOC Netball Carnival

Location: Geraldton WA, Australia

Date: October 13, 2018 12:00 pm

More information coming soon.

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Leonora

Location: Leonora

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Narrogin Wheatbelt Warriors

Location: Narrogin

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Wiluna Martu Girls

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We are a small school who have only just started playing netball since Shooting Stars came on the scene in Term 3 2016. We had our first competitive netball game when our Shooting Stars sist...

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Mullewa Magic

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We are proud to be the new kids on the block with our official launch held on the 17th of February at Mullewa District High. Currently we have 23 Shooting Star girls enrolled in our program ...

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Meekatharra Queens

Location: Meekatharra, Western Australia

Over 25 girls from Years 5 to 12 participate in Shooting Stars at Meekatharra District High School. The team’s dress embodies pride in Aboriginal culture in a contemporary graphic style.

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Carnarvon Breakers

Location: Carnarvon, Western Australia

Over 50 girls from Years 5 to 12 participate in Shooting Stars at Carnarvon Community College. The team’s dress illustrates how Carnarvon is a place where the desert meets the sea.

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Derby Storm

Location: Derby, Western Australia

Over 50 girls participate in Shooting Stars in Derby. The team’s dress illustrates the iconic boab tree, marsh mudflats and bright Kimberly sunshine, reflecting the calm before the storm.

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Halls Creek Starlets

Location: Halls Creek, Western Australia

Over 50 girls from Years 5 to 12 participate in Shooting Stars in Halls Creek. The team’s dress design focuses on coming together through sport and taking pride in Aboriginal culture.

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Latest News

St Barbara throws support behind Shooting Stars

September 18th, 2018

Shooting Stars is pleased to announce a significant partnership with gold mining company St Barbara Ltd, which has played a key role in establishing t...

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Staff Profile: Melanie De La Coeur

September 10th, 2018

Name: Melanie De La Coeur Age: 27 From: Katherine, Northern Territory Role: Assistant Program Coordinator, Halls Creek Which school are you based ...

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Becoming A Partner

Becoming A Supporting Partner

Shooting Stars is a not-for-profit program delivered by Glass Jar Australia. Whilst the outcomes of the program are significant, they are not without cost. Shooting Stars has already improved the school attendance rate of more than 350 young Aboriginal girls in remote WA communities and our aim is to grow this number to 1,000 over the next five years.

To achieve this, we need your support.

You can donate now via the button at the top of the page, or become a partner of Shooting Stars today and be a part of the journey from its beginnings as we expand and grow the program across Australia, supporting thousands of young Aboriginal girls to get a better education.

Fran Haintz – Executive Officer, Glass Jar Australia
P: 0488 904 500 E: fran.haintz@shootingstars.org.au

ACNC-Registered-Charity-Logo_RGBGlass Jar Australia is an ACNC Registered Charity.