As a joint initiative of Glass Jar Australia and Netball WA, Shooting Stars commenced work on their Narrogin site in 2018. Fowler and Friday visited Narrogin Senior High School last week, to assist the participants on their netball journey.
Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz stressed the importance of having strong female role models for young girls to look up to.
“Giving the girls the opportunity to be involved with female leaders in their industry exposes them to a variety of career opportunities and really encourages them to set life goals and strive to be the best versions of themselves.
“We’re extremely lucky to have Jhaniele as a Shooting Stars Ambassador and a proud Indigenous woman like Beryl in the Fever environment, and for them to spend their day with our participants was something they will treasure for a long time,” said Ms Haintz.
The Narrogin program now works with 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls from Years 7-10, engaging them in their education by using netball as one of the vehicles to promote health, well being and school attendance.
About Shooting Stars
Backed by Netball WA and Premier Partner the Gold Industry Group, the Shooting Stars educational program uses netball and other tools as vehicles to achieve its primary vision of increasing school attendance rates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, living in WA’s remote communities and regional towns, up to 80-90%.
The program now engages more than 350 students across seven delivery sites, with 25% of participants improving attendance term on term, while 50% of participants maintain an average attendance rate of 80% or above. Furthermore, the Program is a key driver in creating equality for female leaders and generational change, with 85% of its staff and 66% of its Board identifying as Indigenous.
To find out more about the program, including information about making philanthropic donations and corporate partnerships, visit the website.
The Gold Industry Group is proud to be the first Premier Partner the Shooting Stars education program.
Gold Industry Group members supporting the partnership include Gold Fields, Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings, Newcrest Mining, St Barbara Limited, Newmont Goldcorp Australia, AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Gold Road Resources, and Ramelius Resources.