Our Story

Shooting Stars is an educational program that uses sport and other tools to encourage greater school engagement amongst young Aboriginal girls and women. We empower Aboriginal girls and women in regional and remote communities to make informed choices about their education and employment journey, helping them strive for the stars.

Shooting Stars works collaboratively with the local community, schools and service providers to affect genuine change in the lives of more than 375 students Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls. Importantly, the program produces results.  More than 25% of participants improve attendance term on term, while 50% 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 85% of its staff and 66% of its Board identifying as Aboriginal. Our Program Coordinators are inspiring, women who are responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the program, and our outcomes are measured and reported using an Indigenous evaluation protocols.

Shooting Stars enjoys the backing of Netball WA and with that support comes nearly 100 years of history and professional experience in advancing local communities and empowering women and girls, as well as the National Indigenous Australia’s Agency 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.


Mid West NAIDOC Netball Carnival

Location: Geraldton WA, Australia

Date: October 13, 2018 12:00 pm

More information coming soon.



Location: Laverton, Western Australia

Laverton is the second Shooting Stars site the Goldfields. Since opening in September this year, Shooting Star’s Laverton has targeted 25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from Y...

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Leonora Lightning

Location: Leonora

Leonora is the eighth Shooting Stars program, the first one based in the Goldfields, 833 kilometres northeast of Perth. Since opening in August this year, Shooting Star’s Leonora program t...

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Narrogin Wheatbelt Warriors

Location: Narrogin

Shooting Stars commenced in Narrogin at the start of 2018 in partnership with Narrogin Senior High School. Shooting Stars is targeting 25 girls in years 7-9. Our participants have enjoyed en...

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Mullewa Magic


Mullewa District High School currently has 29 Shooting Star girls enrolled in our program ranging from year 4 students through to year 12. We have had a total of 35 throughout the year so fa...

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Meekatharra Nyarlus

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

Shooting Stars set to challenge the status quo

June 14th, 2021

Shooting Stars continues its journey to challenge the status quo as Research Manager, Dr Rose Whitau, and Regional Manager, Latoya Bolton-Black, pre...

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Shooting Stars participants receive scholarships t...

June 11th, 2021

Six former Shooting Stars participants from Carnarvon and Leonora have received scholarships to one of Perth’s leading private ...

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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

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