NETBALL WA board director Emma Chinnery will increase her leadership skills after being granted a scholarship through the Australian Sports Commission’s 2017 Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program.
Ms Chinnery is one of 92 candidates picked from more than 300 applications submitted as part of this year’s grant process.
The individual development grant supports women to gain skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress on their leadership pathway.
Ms Chinnery encouraged other leaders to apply.
“I feel privileged to be participating in the WLIS program, amongst so many capable and ambitious female leaders across the Australian sport sector,” she said.
“The program presents a unique opportunity to tap into the diverse experiences of peers at all levels of sport – from grassroots to high performance.”
The grant program incorporates two aspects; up to $3000 for training courses and fees and attending one of the 2017 WLIS leadership workshops.
Ms Chinnery travelled to Adelaide last weekend to complete her workshop, which focused on developing leadership capabilities, effectively managing the challenges within the sporting environment and networking with, and seeking support from like-minded women.
She has been a Netball WA Board member since 2014, and the Glass Jar Australia Board since its inception in 2015, including a six-month term as the entity’s inaugural chair.