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By Marc Barnbaum

The University of Queensland welcomed senior high-school netballers from Ipswich, Darwin and Alice Springs as part of Netball Queensland’s Diamond Spirit program.

Diamond Spirit uses netball as a vehicle to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth from remote and regional communities, while encouraging and rewarding healthy living and engagement in education.

UQ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks said the Diamond Spirit program was a great Netball Queensland initiative because of its potential to inspire youth from communities across Australia to become future leaders and role models for their peers.

Read the full UQ Contact Magazine article.

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Participants of the Diamond Spirit camp with members of the Goorie Berrimpa Student Collective, UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at UQ's St Lucia campus, and former Firebirds and Diamonds star Caitlyn Nevins (second row, far right).