Shooting Stars Soar in Carnarvon

February 4, 2016

Netball WA is pleased to announce the Shooting Stars program has officially commenced in Carnarvon.

An initiative of Netball WA and Glass Jar, Shooting Stars aims to use netball as the vehicle to encourage greater engagement and attendance at school of young Aboriginal girls living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns.

Following a successful pilot program in Halls Creek last year, Netball WA has expanded Shooting Stars to a number of rural areas, with girls in Carnarvon given the first opportunity to participate.

A group of 20 girls gathered at the Carnarvon Community College High School yesterday afternoon for a series of netball drills and games, before joining members of the local community for a barbecue dinner.

It was a successful start in Carnarvon according to Shooting Stars Community Development Coordinator, Rose Whitau.

“It was wonderful to engage with such a large number of local girls, all keen to be involved in the program,” Whitau said.

“The local community, schools and service providers will all play a major role in the success of Shooting Stars here in Carnarvon, so it was pleasing to see members of each of these groups present.”

A similar introductory event will be held in Meekatharra this afternoon at the District High School.

Shooting Stars is proudly supported by the Australian Government.