Melbourne Vixen athlete Elissa Kent recently attended Africa Sports Day, held on Sunday the 18th of May in Kensington, in the lead up to Africa Day Australia which will be held on the 25th of May.
The aim of the Africa Day Australia is to create a vehicle that drives the unity and facilitates the celebration of African-Australian successes, their diverse cultures and values, and empowering these communities towards resilience and self-sufficiency.
With the implementation of an African Sports Day, Netball Victoria hopes to integrate not only the African-Australian community, but also a wide range of multicultural Australians through a fun international common denominator such as sport.
The Netball Coordinator Shillar Sibanda said “sport is unique in that no other activity is as productive in both stimulating and strengthening the body, mind and soul.”
“We encourage team sports to improve interpersonal skills and make individuals more efficient in a team,” Mrs Sibanda said.
“When sport is taken up, one becomes dedicated and responsible, in turn becoming more successful and confident.”
“These are the ideals that we as the Africa Day Committee are trying to instill and promote through this event.”
The Sports Day encourages healthy living, eating and exercise in the community and emphasises the importance to “Keep Moving”.
The Africa Sports Day was partnered by the City Of Melbourne, the North Melbourne YMCA, the North Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne Vixens, Netball Victoria, 5 Star Trophies, International Cricket Council (ICC), Victoria Police, Money Gram, Halal Meats and Afro-Australian communities in Melbourne.
For more information regarding inclusion and our Netball For All programs, please contact Cassandra Hadson