Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens proudly celebrated the ANZAC centenary with Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Sarah-Jane Leech and Petty Officer (PO) Katrina Kenny attending the Women in Leadership Luncheon presented by the President of Netball Victoria Jenny Sanchez on Sunday 26th April.
FLTLT Sarah-Jane Leech addressed the crowd about the significance of females in leadership positions within the Australian Defence Force, an initiative strengthened by the new partnership between Defence Force Recruiting and Netball Victoria.
A former Leading Aircraftswoman in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and returned servicewoman, Netball Victoria General Manager – Game Development Katie Redding said it was fantastic to see both organisations coming together to recognise women in leadership positions within our community.
“As we continue to embrace our strategic plan for netball in Victoria, we have identified the key theme of leadership within our netball community as a way to connect and grow our sport. I know from my experience serving in the RAAF and now having a career in netball, that the partnership between Defence Force Recruiting and Netball Victoria is a great fit – both organisations are striving to provide life changing opportunities and support mechanisms for women to strive toward achieving their aspirations in all facets of their lives.”
“We need strong female leaders who are willing to lead the charge within our sport, create sound strategies, and develop management practices which will ultimately achieve success both on and off the court,” Ms Redding said.
Former Australian netballer and Melbourne Vixens premiership player Natasha Chokljat was inducted into the Netball Victoria Champions Club on the day.