Netball has joined the opposite main Australian sporting codes in backing the Indigenous voice to parliament.
Forward of Tremendous Netball’s First Nations spherical over the following fortnight, Netball Australia has confirmed it can assist a ‘sure’ vote within the Indigenous voice referendum.
The board of the sports activities physique issued an announcement on Wednesday night time.
“As a signatory of the Declaration of Dedication, Netball Australia pledged to take vital motion to interrupt down the boundaries which have prevented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gamers, coaches, umpires and directors from flourishing within the sport,” the assertion learn.
“The Board believes that altering the structure to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice, will profit all Australians.”
NA mentioned the referendum was an “alternative” for the game to proceed to coach itself on the significance of First Nations tradition and historical past.
It added it accepted there was a variety of views throughout the neighborhood and “helps the rights of its Member Organisations, employees and gamers to make an knowledgeable particular person resolution as to how they train their vote”.
Sporting organisations together with Cricket Australia, NRL, AFL, Tennis Australia, Soccer Australia, Rugby Australia and Australian Olympic Committee have publicly supported the voice to parliament proposal.
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