Jemmason (Jemma) Power loves travelling up North in her role as an Australia Post One Netball Ambassador.
She refers to Queensland and the town of Bowen as her netball ‘home,’ where she developed her love of the sport.
Jemma says being an Ambassador is important to her as an Indigenous netball player.
“Being an Indigenous player adds another layer to the role.
“Knowing that in the Indigenous communities the kids have got someone to look up too. They see successful Indigenous women encouraging them to get involved on and off the court.
“One Netball is a way to show the kids it is so much more than just a competition.”
One of her favourite moments as an ambassador was this year’s Harmony Day.
“It was great to celebrate the diversity in netball. Celebrating other people’s achievements all over Australia was amazing.
“It showcased how far netball has come in being inclusive- that’s really what One Netball is about.”
Particularly special to Jemma was that she got to go out on court and play with other Ambassadors during the event celebration.
Her goal as an One Netball Ambassador is to inspire everyone to get involved in netball.
“One Netball is one of those programs that’s not just for the kids. It encapsulates everyone. Whoever wants to come can.
“It’s about connecting everyone from all walks of life and abilities.”
Jemma calls netball her second family- she wants to show people that it can be theirs too.
Twitter – @JemmasonPower
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