Break­ing down bar­ri­ers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Sport -

THE Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­lege in Dianella had 12 Year 7-8 teams com­pet­ing in the Mul­ti­cul­tural Net­ball Car­ni­val at the State Net­ball Centre this month.

The Net­ball WA ini­tia­tive in its sec­ond year at­tracted 38 teams and more than 400 par­tic­i­pants from more than 60 na­tion­al­i­ties.

Col­lege phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Erin Holds said most of the stu­dents had played net­ball before, but some were out on the court for the first time.

“It’s an op­por­tu­nity to come and mix with other stu­dents and other schools and get out and have a bit of fun,” Ms Holds said.

“It also breaks down bar­ri­ers and myths about Is­lam and what Mus­lims are like. Lots of the girls are mak­ing new friends. They’re so ex­cited and have a great time even though they’re los­ing.”

The Of­fice of Mul­ti­cul­tural In­ter­ests has sup­ported the car­ni­val for play­ers in Years 3-12 for the sec­ond year.

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The Su­per Sis­ters, from Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­lege in Dianella in ac­tion against CM Di­a­mond, from Cen­tral Mid­land Se­nior High School in blue at the Mul­ti­cul­tural Net­ball Car­ni­val.

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