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My Little Pony, Woolworths NetSetGO and Confident Girls Foundation are teaming up. Former GIANTS Netball player Sam Poolman is the 2022 campaign ambassador. Through her program ASPIRE Netball, Poolman has helped young netballers in the Hunter region gain the skills and confidence to achieve their goals. We got to chat with Sam about the Woolworths
NetSetGO program. Here's what she had to say:
Q: So Sam, you are a ‘Confident Girls’ charity ambassador. Tell us a bit about this great foundation?
I am a proud ambassador for Confident Girls Foundation and have been for the past few years. I have seen and been apart of the positive impact they have on our females and communities. Netball is the most participated female sport in the country and confident girls foundation have their physical, emotional and social wellbeing at the heart of what they do. It’s important that all girls feel like they belong and are included, programs within CGF support this.
Q: For 2022 the foundation, Woolworth NetSetGO and My Little Pony have come together to empower kids and help them make their mark on the world. Tell us a bit about the program.
I achieved my dreams of becoming a professional netballer. This partnership helps kids realise their capabilities of achieving their dreams. We all have talents that make us unique and when we come together and share in the fun of netball we create magical moments.
Q: So, what can our JK readers do to get involved?
You can get involved in by heading to a Diamonds game coming up and swinging by our pop up store for plenty of pony activations and fun. Jump online to check out fun activities and what pony you match with! Or even by apart of Confident Girls Foundation Give for a Goal - you can raise money from your family, friends or community by shooting goals!
Q: The program is all about inspiring kids to focus on what makes them unique. What makes you unique?
People would say my height and smile! I would say my personality and what is important to me makes me unique. I have a passion of giving to the community, I am kind, ambitious, a team player and fun!
Q: How did you get into Netball and what’s it like playing for The Giants?
My mum got me into netball from a young age. I loved making new friends, the game itself and challenging myself. Playing for the Giants was very cool! In front of a full crowd with family and friends cheering you and your team on is a pretty amazing moment.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
Michael Jordan - what an incredible and inspirational athlete that impacted the world by his work ethic and talent.
Q: What piece of advice would you offer readers who want to get involved in Netball
Have a go! There is nothing better than challenging yourself in a fun and support environment. I have no doubt you will make some new friends and enjoy the sport.