The Victorian Government is teaming up with Netball Victoria to teach sporting and life skills to young people, with $150,000 in funding through the Community Crime Prevention Program's Sports Alliance.

The Community Action Netball Project will work with young people aged 12 to 17 in the Kensington and Shepparton areas, combining netball skills training with personal development sessions to help young people build self-confidence and resilience, learn about teamwork and leadership, and to support their health and mental wellbeing.

The project, which is backed by an additional $15,000 in funding from Netball Victoria, also aims to help participants with further opportunities to play netball through connections with local clubs and associations.

The Sports Alliance is a partnership with major sporting organisations to bring to life community crime prevention projects and initiatives, harnessing the power of sport to address the causes of offending and build safer, more connected Victorian communities.

The Sports Alliance received funding of $1.4 million in 2020-21 to support young people during the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Other Sports Alliance partnerships have been formed with the AFL, Football Victoria, Melbourne Storm and Basketball Victoria, and a Sports Academy within Victoria’s youth justice centres is also being established.

Learn more about other initiatives to help create a safer Victoria, including other Sports Alliance projects.