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Former Australian netball great Vicki Wilson will deliver a series of netball coaching clinics at Charleville from 20–23 February, as part of the South West Hospital and Health Board’s partnership with the HOPE Project and Charleville and Cunnamulla state schools.
The clinics are being held at the Charleville State High School and will see students from both the Charleville and Cunnamulla schools will take part.
Lindsay Godfrey, Board Chair, says the program builds onto the highly successful football clinics in the region.
“Previously, the HOPE Project has helped deliver football coaching clinics in the region which have been aimed more at boys, this time around we are focussing on young women.”
Ms Wilson was part of the Australian national netball team for 15 years, making her debut in 1985. She became captain of the Australian netball team in 1996 and, in 1998, she led the Australian team to the first ever netball gold medal at the Commonwealth games.
Since her retirement, Ms Wilson has been involved in a number of coaching roles including coaching the Queensland Firebirds, three seasons as assistant coach for the New Zealand Silver Ferns and is currently signed to coach the Netball Fiji side for three years.
Mr Godfrey says that during her visit to Charleville, Vicki will also take the opportunity to emphasize drug awareness and healthy lifestyle choices whilst mentoring and offering career advice to the local netball community.
Project HOPE – which stands for Harmony, Opportunity, Pride and Empowerment – is a partnership between the South West Hospital and Health Service, the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health, the Paroo and Murweh shire councils, police and the Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Community Health.
Project HOPE is designed to address the needs of the Charleville and Cunnamulla communities by creating locally tailored programs to address social disadvantage and alcohol and drug abuse issues, including ice, among young people.