Netball WA promotes Disability Awareness Week

Netball WA promotes Disability Awareness Week

NETBALL WA is taking part in promoting Disability Awareness Week.

Disability Awareness Week runs until December 3 and aims to raise awareness about the importance of having welcoming and inclusive communities that facilitate citizenship, mutual support and a fair go for everyone.

Netball WA general manager of community netball Liz Booth said the organisation’s programs such as Inclusion NetSetGO and No Limits Netball engaged almost 1000 people around the state.

She said this year marked the first time WA entered a team in the Marie Little OAM Shield, a competition that provides an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to compete at a Netball Australia run National tournament.

“As a governing body, we are committed to removing limitations on participation to ensure anyone who wants to play netball has the opportunity to experience the joy of our game,” she said.

“There are a number of ways people with a disability can get involved in netball, and we are proud to support this fantastic range of programs.”

Netball WA will attend the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Integrated Cafe this morning , and Activ’s Human Library and an International Day of People with Disability celebration at Yokine Reserve on Saturday.