West Coast Fever will wear the Shooting Stars logo on their Indigenous dress today when they face the Adelaide Thunderbirds at Priceline Stadium in the Indigenous Round clash.
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.
Originally launched as a pilot program in 2015 in Halls Creek with the support of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Shooting Stars is now delivered at five separate sites, engaging more than 200 students.
Fever have strong ties with Shooting Stars, with players Verity Simmons and Erena Mikaere serving as mentors for students in Meekatharra, Carnarvon, Halls Creek and Derby.
Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor said it was fantastic to see Fever throw their support behind such an important initiative.
“Our players are wonderful role models for young girls and I’m delighted to see them support Shooting Stars by raising awareness of the program on their dress today,” Taylor said.
“The students idolise the team and it will mean so much to them to see their program broadcast to a national audience on TV.”
For more information on Shooting Stars, visit www.netballwa.com.au/shooting-stars
Shooting Stars is proudly supported by the Australian Government.