West Coast Fever stars Erena Mikare and Verity Simmons have flown North to spend time with Shooting Stars participants and pass on some of their experiences in playing netball at the highest level.
Both players are Shooting Stars Ambassadors, and spent the 2016 ANZ Championship season video conferencing with participants on a weekly basis.
Mikaere is spending the week in the Kimberley visiting participants in Halls Creek and Derby, while Simmons will visit Carnarvon, Meekatharra and Wiluna.
Netball WA General Manager of Indigenous Programs Fran Haintz said it was exciting to have the players visit.
“Both Erena and Verity are wonderful role models for these young girls, and it’s a great opportunity for them to learn from these elite athletes,” Haintz said.
“It’s been wonderful to see them engage with such a large number of local girls, and I’m sure it’s something the participants won’t forget any time soon.”
The trip has been equally inspiring for Mikaere.
“It’s been great to finally meet the participants face to face,” she said.
“Shooting Stars is such an incredible program, so to see so many girls getting involved is exciting.”
An initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar Australia, Shooting Stars aims to use netball as the vehicle to encourage greater encouragement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns.
Stay up to date with all the photos from the trip on the Shooting Stars Facebook page.
Shooting Stars is proudly supported by the Australian Government.