Confident Girls

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Support the Confident Girls campaign and help the Netball Foundation give disadvantaged girls a chance to have fun, make friends, and be healthy, confident and resilient young women.

Run in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, Confident Girls has already supported more than 10,000 disadvantaged girls through community netball programs. With over 600,000 children living in poverty in Australia, we need and want to do more.

This year we’re aiming to raise $250,000 to help disadvantaged girls and we need your support. Register as a Confident Girls fundraiser - it’s fun, easy and you will go  into the draw to win some great prizes including signed Australian Diamonds merchandise, tickets to the international test series and a visit from Australian Diamonds players.

We look forward to welcoming you to the team as a Confident Girls fundraiser.

Helpful links to get you started:       How to register       Register now       Downloadable resources

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Some of the ways your donation helps

100% of donated funds received by Confident Girls go towards funding netball programs, equipment and coaching in disadvantaged communities across Australia through programs such as Inclusion NetSetGO and community introductory programs.

$15 Pays for a Participant pack, including a take-home netball

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$25 Pays for a disadvantaged girl to try netball at an Inclusion NetSetGO clinic

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$50 Pays for a coordinator to complete the Foundation Coaching Course

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$200 Pays for a disadvantaged girl to try netball at an 8 to 10 week Inclusion NetSetGO or community program

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$250 Pays for a coach to mentor community volunteers

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$300 Buys all the balls and equipment for an Inclusion NetSetGO or community program for 40 disadvantaged girls

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NT Students play netball through NetSetGo for the first time

45 students from Northern Territory’s distance education school Katherine School of the Air, played netball through Inclusion NetSetGO for the first time in 2015.

Students were visited by the school’s Netball Ambassador Leanne Bugg as part of their Health and P.E program, and participated in the program’s activities in small groups of three to four.

The Inclusion NetSetGO program was also undertaken during the four contact events throughout the year, when all students come together in town. “The kids absolutely love netball,” Bugg said. “Many of them don’t get to play team sports in our context very often. So to be able to be a part of a team and play sport that is so inclusive, we are able to build on their foundation skills.” Bugg said the main reason the school wanted to implement netball was to allow students to explore the value of teamwork and working together to achieve something. “In our context it was important to have that opportunity,” Bugg said. “It was really good because netball is a game that can be adjusted to include the real younger students with basic ball skills, the pre-schoolers, right up until the older ones, who were keen for a game.”

Netball helps attendance at Wugularr School

Netball is helping the children at Wugularr School, about 120 kilometres south-east of Katherine, thrive thanks to teacher Sarah Mullucks.

Teaching in a multi-year classroom of 20 upper-primary children, in a school with 110 students, Sarah introduced netball to a place where children knew only basketball and football. School attendance rates have increased for the students playing in the netball team, as well as for the younger students.

Students in the lower primary classes see the enjoyment and success of the netball team and are keen to be involved themselves when they are in the upper primary class. Sarah has also seen improvement in the classroom with greater cooperation and teamwork, as well as increased confidence and leadership in the girls.

The Wugularr team play in the Katherine Netball Association and two of the Wugularr girls have played at the NT Championships in the Katherine Netball Association representative team.

The Katherine Netball Association competition has teams with both indigenous and non-indigenous players, all in the one integrated competition and Sarah Mullucks has been pivotal in the development of the inclusive ethos and culture at Katherine Netball Association.

Sarah and the netball team have had an impact on both their community at Wugularr, as well as in Katherine and at Katherine Netball Association.

Engaged students at Old Guildford Public School

The netball program benefited the school’s culturally and linguistically diverse students, breaking down language and cultural barriers.

Old Guildford Public School has more than 400 students, including 98 per cent students from non-English speaking backgrounds. The School’s underlying philosophy is that happy, engaged students are more likely to achieve their full potential. So when the opportunity to have an Inclusion NetSetGO program at the school came up, they grabbed it with both hands.

“it boosted their physical and mental health, provided fun and a sense of belonging.”

The netball program benefited the school’s culturally and linguistically diverse students, breaking down language and cultural barriers. As the school’s children discovered a love for the sport through the Inclusion NetSetGO program, it boosted their physical and mental health, provided fun and a sense of belonging.

National Netball Day

National Netball Day was established in 2014 to recognise and celebrate netball and our country's netball community

In 2016, National Netball Day will fall on Saturday June 4 and will provide a platform for celebrating and recognising netball, while raising funds for the Netball Foundation’s Confident Girls campaign.

“Celebrating the growth of netball in the community” is the call to action this National Netball Day, asking all netball communities to come together to raise funds, to ensure all girls across Australia have access to netball.

The Netball Foundation is asking all netball enthusiasts whether as an individual, a netball club or association, or a school to get involved this National Netball Day! It’s easy to register an event and your donation will make a difference in giving every girl a chance.

If you can’t hold an event on Saturday June 4, the Netball Foundation is asking you to `Give Us a Day’ in the lead-up to National Netball Day and contribute to the quest of raising $250,000.

Ever dollar received by Confident Girls goes towards funding netball programs, equipment and coaching in disadvantaged communities across Australia through Inclusion NetSetGO and community programs.

If you register your event before National Netball Day you go into the draw to win some great prizes – including signed Australian Diamonds merchandise, tickets to this year’s International Test Series and a visit from Australian Diamonds players.

The Netball Foundation in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, enables donations of $2 or more to be fully tax deductible.

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Donations are best made using the online donation capability built into the website. Each registration has it’s own personalised promotion and donation page so that any funds raised by you or your group can be attributed to your total.

You can also access a hardcopy donation form here. Remember to have your donors fill in your name or group name at the top so we know who to credit the donations to.

Importantly, you cannot collect donations on behalf of donors WHO WANT TAX RECEIPTS without a donation form. If a donor donates cash towards your fundraising target, you need to ensure that they complete a form if they want a tax receipt. You cannot donate to your target on behalf of other donors.

Your page should be live within a few minutes of completing the registration form. If we have a lot of registrations, this process may take a little longer.

If you have trouble seeing your page, try clearing your browser history and heading back to the Confident Girls fundraising page and having a look.

If this doesn’t work or when your page is live, you realise you have made a mistake, please contact us via our Contact Form with the details.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible due the Australian Sports Foundation’s unique status. You can read more about how this works in our Terms & Conditions.

We accept VISA, Mastercard, AMEX and EFT payments through our online system.

All credit card donations are transacted at the time the donor makes the donation. EFT donations are completed when we receive the funds into our bank account.

If a donor pays via credit card, they receive an initial email to thank them for the donation, with a receipt sent via email once the payment is finalised.

If a donor opts to pay via EFT, they receive an email with the Australian Sports Foundation’s bank details and a unique reference code to make the transfer. Once the money is received, the donor receives a receipt via email.

To find out more about our how this works, you can read our Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy.

Netball is the number one sport played by women and girls in Australia. As the representative body, Netball Australia has a strategic aspiration to impact the social political, economic, education and health status of its community. To help in achieving this aspiration, Netball Australia launched the Netball Foundation to help women and girls achieve their full potential, both on and off the netball court. We see netball as the tool, and the end game as helping women and girls to thrive.

Tax deductibility and Deductible Gift Recipient status is provided through a partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation.

The Netball Foundation was established in March 2015. Its powers, duties and terms of reference where delegated to it by the Netball Australia Board pursuant to Clause 34 of the Netball Australia Constitution. The Netball Australia Board formally approves the composition of the Netball Foundation Panel.

The Netball Foundation Panel provides financial oversight, compliance, grant making and advice to the Netball Australia Board. An update on the Netball Foundation’s activities is provided at each Netball Australia Board meeting.

The Netball Foundation Panel is required to meet at least three times a year; and at least once a year, the Chief Executive of the Netball Foundation meets with the Netball Australia Audit and Risk Committee.

The Netball Foundation Panel has its performance assessed at least once in each financial year, as prescribed by the Netball Australia Board.

Netball Foundation Panel members are not remunerated.

Set up a fundraising page

It’s easy and fun to support Confident Girls. One of the best ways is to reach out to your community by setting up a fundraising page and asking friends, family and colleagues to donate. Register now

Register and promote your event

Once you’ve decided on an activity (see some of our suggestions here), register your event and create an online fundraising page. Don’t forget to upload a photo or logo so that everyone can easily recognise your fundraising page. It’s a good idea to include some of the reasons you got involved and why Confident Girls has inspired you to start fundraising. For more information on how to get the best results out of your registration, Register now

Or simply make a donation

If you want to be involved in Confident Girls but aren’t able to set up an event, you can always donate directly donate now.

That’s entirely up to you! Being a Confident Girls fundraiser can be as little or as much work as you want it to be.

The easiest way to donate is by making a contribution directly to the Confident Girls campaign, Donate now

If you plan to reach out to your community, you can set up a fundraising page and ask your friends, family and colleagues to donate. Register now and promote through your social media pages.

If you are holding an event at your local netball association, club or school, there will be some work in the lead up to the event and on the day. It’s important to let everyone know when and where your fundraising event is happening, why you are raising money, and what you hope to achieve.

To help you out, we’ve created some great resources that make it easy to promote your event and give you all the tools you need for websites, newsletters, social media and more, see all resources

The money raised goes to helping girls who can’t play netball, (for lots of different reasons), have the chance to play, have fun and make friends.

100% of funds donated to Confident Girls go towards funding netball programs, equipment and coaching in disadvantaged communities across Australia through our Inclusion NetSetGO program and community programs.

Here’s some of the ways your donation will help:

  • $15 pays for a Participant pack, including a take-home netball.
  • $25 pays for a disadvantaged girl to try netball at an Inclusion NetSetGO clinic.
  • $50 pays for a coordinator to complete the Foundation Coaching Course.
  • $200 pays for a disadvantaged girl to try netball at an 8 to 10 week Inclusion NetSetGO or community program.
  • $250 pays for a coach to mentor community volunteers.
  • $300 buys all the balls and equipment for an Inclusion NetSetGO or community program for 40 disadvantaged girls.

As the Netball Foundation is funded by Netball Australia, no donated funds will go towards administration and fundraising costs.

The Confident Girls campaign will run during the 2016 netball season (from April – June and then again in September – November). We would love to see your school, workplace, netball club or association get involved during one of these key fundraising times, but donations to Confident Girls can be made at any time of the year.

In May and June, we’ll showcase some of your best fundraising efforts and on 1 July 2016, we’ll announce the first round winners of our great prizes.

Then again throughout September – November, we’ll showcase the best fundraising efforts and on 18 November 2016, we’ll announce the final round of prizes winners.

Click here for information on how to donate and set up a fundraising page.

Ask your local authority whether or not you need to obtain any special licences (e.g. public entertainment, collection or alcohol licences). If you are holding the event in a public place, you must have permission from the council or landowner. You may also need to contact your local council for information about food hygiene regulations at events.

The Netball Foundation cannot pay or reimburse any expenses incurred as a result of your fundraising activity.

The Netball Foundation does not permit fundraising alignment with any tobacco companies, and does not endorse or recommend telemarketing, or door-to-door cold calling as fundraising activities.

Please remember you are responsible for the activity you are running. The Netball Foundation, Netball Australia and the Australian Sports Foundation cannot accept liability for any fundraising activity or event you undertake. If you are planning an activity that involves the general public, you’ll need to budget for public liability insurance, which can be obtained from any insurer. If you are holding the event in a venue which has liability insurance, check they have the appropriate insurance and that it covers your activity.

It must be made clear to the public that you do not represent the Netball Foundation, Netball Australia or any of its Member organisations, the Australian Diamonds, the ANZ Championship, or the Australian Sports Foundation; but that funds raised will be donated to Confident Girls, (a program of the Netball Foundation).

You can download a number of resources and tools available to promote your involvement in Confident Girls from this website.

You are welcome to develop your own promotional material to support Confident Girls, as long as the material does not contravene any laws or is not deemed offensive, inappropriate or could bring the Netball Foundation, Netball Australia and the Australian Sports Foundation into disrepute.

Yes. Apart from helping disadvantaged girls, there’s a chance for fundraisers to win great prizes including:
• Tossing the coin at an international netball test match
• Delivering the match ball at an international netball test match and getting to keep the ball after the game;
• Taking a behind-the-scenes tour at an international netball test match
• Being part of a Coaching Clinic with Diamonds Coach, Lisa Alexander
• Attending motivational talks with Australian Diamonds
• Receiving signed Diamonds dresses and balls
• Enjoying family tickets to 2016 International test matches

The Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is a measure of geographically concentrated disadvantage and helps the Netball Foundation Panel determine where Confident Girls funds are invested. The SEIFA was created by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and uses information such as low income, low education and occupational status as markers of disadvantage.

The Netball Foundation uses this information to identify where we can help girls that are unable to participate in sporting activities due to where they live, the schools they attend, a lack of financial support and a number of other factors that unfortunately stop them from joining in on the fun of playing netball. Communities with no existing netball programs are prioritised.

Inclusion NetSetGO introduces girls with disability or from disadvantaged, underprivileged, marginalised, Indigenous, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds to netball. Developed as a modified program for juniors, Inclusion NetSetGO can be adapted to suit the specific needs and abilities of diverse groups.

Inclusion NetSetGO is offered in two formats:

1. Inclusion NetSetGO Program – an 8-10 week program, which includes NetSetGO resources (session plans, coordinator manual), a NetSetGO Equipment Kit or Ball Kit, and an item for all participants; and
2. Inclusion NetSetGO Clinics – a “come and try” exposure program run for a maximum of four weeks, which include NetSetGO resources (session plans, coordinator manual) and an item for all participants.

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