“Shooting Stars is such an important program for Aboriginal girls and young women. I know first hand the positive benefits of combining sport and education as a vehicle to accessing further opportunities. We still have such a long way to go to achieve equity in the fundamental areas of education and health, and Aboriginal girls and women often experience additional challenges. Shooting Stars creates opportunities for growth, empowerment and success by connecting netball to education, delivering multiple benefits to Aboriginal girls, women and communities. Shooting Stars is in urgent need of funding in order to continue their work.” – Marcia Ella-Duncan, Australia’s first Aboriginal netball representative

“Before Shooting Stars, there were no programs at school just for girls. Shooting Stars makes me want to come to school because I like playing netball and being part of a team. The program brings together girls who wouldn’t otherwise be friends.” – Krystal Ryder, Carnarvon Community College

“Gaining my traineeship certificate allowed me to move into more permanent work with these girls and continue to help them grow into strong, confident and driven young women they all strive to be.” – Kirsten Howard, Full time Assistant Program Coordinator and Shooting Stars Traineeship Graduate

“I have noticed significant improvement in just one term, particularly in students’ attitude toward learning, improved leadership skills and improved attendance. The students in this program are happy and excited about their involvement.” – Nicki Patterson, Mullewa District High School Principal

“I am very impressed by the ethos and execution of the program both in my school and across the Murchison network. I feel that our school is lucky to have such committed and caring people driving this program, and we appreciate those organisations that have provided the financial support to make it possible.” – Emma Cooke, Meekatharra District High School Principal