Boost for Netball WA as No Limits program for inclusion of disabled gets $50,000 State Government grant

Boost for Netball WA as No Limits program for inclusion of disabled gets $50,000 State Government grant

NETBALL WA’s No Limits program has received a huge boost with a funding injection from the State Government’s Community Inclusion and Participation Grants scheme.

Established in 2014, No Limits Netball is a specialised program designed specifically for participants with an intellectual disability.

This summer Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher awarded Netball WA $50,000 for the creation, support and sustainability of further individual programs at club level.

Netball WA general manager of community netball, Liz Booth, said the funding will be “a tremendous boost”.

“This is a wonderful outcome for one of our fastest growing programs,” Ms Booth said. “We have been overwhelmed by the popularity of No Limits Netball in the past 12 months and certainly appreciate the opportunity to continue to expand its reach, in order to ensure anybody who would like to play our great game has an avenue through which to do so.

“As a governing body, Netball WA is committed to removing all limitations on participation and we thank the State Government for their assistance in our ongoing commitment to building a truly inclusive netball community.”

The growth of the program since its inception has resulted in the establishment of a No Limits division in Netball WA’s largest participation event, the Smarter than Smoking Association Championships, with eight teams competing in 2016.

The level of development of the players within the program also prompted the entry of a Western Australian State team in the Marie Little OAM Shield national competition for the very first time this year.

For more information about the No Limits program, visit http://wa.netball.com.au/cald/no-limits/ or contact the Netball WA Community Engagement team on 9380 3700.