While many in the United States have never heard of netball, it is changing the lives of girls, including 14-year-old Veajah, an athlete in the Netball America program who has been inspired by the sport. One of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2018 Sports 4 Life community partners, Netball America has a presence in 33 states…
Dr’s. Sarah Hillyer and Ashleigh Huffman, co-directors of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace & Society, visited our Foundation’s office in NYC in association with the Global Sports Mentoring Program. Hear part of this motivating interview as a featured podcast here on SHE Network.
Netball is the most popular sport for women in New Zealand with the highest participation rate and public interest. However, despite the sport’s success – scarcity of funding is still an issue for many teams in the area.
As the CEO of Netball Northern Zone in New Zealand, Julie Paterson’s responsibilities are numerous. We sat down with Julie to discuss the issues facing women in sports in New Zealand and how she came to join us in New York City, as she concludes her first week at the Women’s Sports Foundation through the Global Sports Mentoring Program.