Ms JODIE HARRISON (Charlestown)—For more than twenty years, the Charlestown Netball Complex in Bula Street, Charlestown, has played host to the Koori Netball Tournament—the biggest celebration of Koori netball in NSW.
The event attracts Aboriginal communities from around the state, with more than 1500 Aboriginal netballers getting involved.
It's an opportunity for these women to share their love of the sport, and celebrate their talent in a fun, competitive and inclusive environment. The 2022 tournament was played over the weekend of Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October.
I went along, and was thrilled to meet GIANTS Netball Academy Coach and proud Kamilaroi woman Ali Tucker-Munro. I had a great chat with Ali about the need to encourage women and First Nations participation in sport. It was also good to catch up with Netball NSW board member Vince deLuca. Congratulations to all the participants, and my thanks to Charlestown Netball for once again hosting this important event.
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