The first of its kind, the Black Diamonds Project will review netball service delivery and ensure that policies and systems of netball in Western Australia are transformed to better facilitate the engagement and retention of Aboriginal people to the sport of netball.
The aims of the project are to:
De-centre the white Australian experience within netball across Western Australia and decolonise netball delivery.
Increase the number of Aboriginal people who play, coach, umpire, administer, and support the sport of netball from grassroots through to the elite in Western Australia.
Netball WA to become a leader in collaboration and engagement between state/national sporting bodies and their Aboriginal communities.
The Black Diamonds Project research design and methodological framework are predominantly based on Indigenous principles and practices, and grounded in relatedness theory, while combining Indigenous and non-Indigenous data collection and processing methods. This research will comprise three phases of data collection and analysis across four stakeholder groups: Grassroots Participants, Potential Elite Pathway Participants, Existing Elite Pathway Participants and Netball WA Clubs and Associations.