Upon returning to home to play professionally in her home state, Sam Poolman identified a pathway gap for young girls wanting to turn their sporting passion into something more.
Sam founded program called Aspire Netball to assist athletes to reach their goals and be a part of something bigger than just the game.
ASPIRE assists local netballer's not only in becoming successful on the court; it helps develop the life skills and personality traits that are vital to a career as an athlete...
Over our 2019/2020 summer, our country was hit by the worst bushfires we have ever experienced now known as the Black Summer.
Netball Australia actioned a Netball Bushfire Relief fund to raise funds for those that need it most and to assist Netball Clubs and communities to get back on their feet.
Through Aspire Netball, Sam created an 11s Development Day. With our local netball community uniting as a Hunter, Central Coast, North Coast and Northern Inland region to support and be involved on the day. We were focusing on the development of players, coaches and umpires while registration fees, donations and raffle prizes were all donated to the relief fund.
Our 11s Development Day is now an annual event returning in 2021 on Saturday 27th of Feb.