Shooting for the Stars

Shooting Stars is an educational program that uses sport and other tools to drive greater engagement and attendance at school for young Aboriginal girls.

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There’s nothing more powerful than providing the resources to help educate a young woman and this grant from Lotterywest helps us to achieve this.

Fran Haintz

Shooting Stars Executive Officer

Netball WA, the governing body of administration of Netball in Western Australia, and a major partner of the Shooting Stars program, received a $909,000 Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grant last year. This went towards essential ongoing operating costs during the pandemic, to ensure they were able to keep the core services of their organisation functioning.

Since 2014, Shooting Stars has teamed with local communities and schools to create genuine change in the lives of more than 550 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

Their impact has created positive change in Carnarvon, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek, Kununurra, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Mullewa, and Narrogin, with a goal to work with 1000 girls by the end of 2021.

Shooting Stars Executive Officer Fran Haintz said the Program relies on the support from its corporate community.

“Our Program empowers Aboriginal girls and women in regional and remote communities to make informed choices about their education and employment journey,” said Haintz.

“There’s nothing more powerful than providing the resources to help educate a young woman and this grant from Lotterywest helps us to achieve this.”

By simply playing, you’ve supported the Shooting Stars program with a $999,200 grant towards professional fees, project costs and vehicles to support the evaluation and expansion the program.

This grant will support activities to improve health, wellbeing, and educational outcomes for Aboriginal women, over a three-year period.  Shooting Stars will work to expand the program around the State, while attempting to remove the barriers preventing young Aboriginal women taking part.

Thanks to you, $292 million went back to the WA community last financial year.

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