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Community netball award nominations now open

By Seymour Telegraph

It is time to shine a light on outstanding locals with nominations now open for the 2019 Australia Post One Netball Community Awards, recognising champions in local communities who develop inclusive netball environments.

In its sixth year, the awards celebrate community champions in clubs and associations across the country who go above and beyond to ensure everyone, of all backgrounds and abilities, is welcome in netball.

Australia Post community and philatelic general manager Andrea Pearman said the awards highlighted a positive change underway across Australia that told the stories of passionate quiet achievers who were creating more inclusive communities through netball.

‘‘Past winners have demonstrated a commitment to creating welcoming environments for existing and new participants including people with disability, regional and remote communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, multicultural communities, and socio-economically disadvantaged communities,’’ she said.

Nominations close June 30, with one winner from each state and territory to be chosen and announced on August 15.

Each winner will receive prizes worth more than $1000 including an Australia Post gift card for the winners’ club or association, a netball signed by the 2019 Australian Diamonds team and a visit from an Australia Post One Netball ambassador to the club or association.

To nominate for this year’s awards, visit onenetball.org.au