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Confident Girls Foundation determined to empower vulnerable girls and help them thrive
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Tuesday, 7 March, 2017

Confident Girls Foundation determined to empower vulnerable girls and help them thrive
 
The Confident Girls Foundation has today launched under a new brand identity, having formally being known as the Netball Foundation.  
 
The Confident Girls Foundation is encouraging all to show their support by fundraising, and donating to help vulnerable girls overcome gender, social and cultural barriers, through the power of netball.
 
The Confident Girls Foundation uses netball as a delivery tool to provide opportunities for girls to come together and build fundamental life skills, including leadership, acceptance, and a sense of belonging.
 
The Foundation has already helped over 20,000 girls around Australia, and CEO Nadine Cohen is ready to increase this number and take the foundation to the next level.
 
“It has been a really exciting time seeing the Foundation evolve, shape and develop to where we are today,” said Cohen.
 
“We understand many girls feel that they are not given the same opportunities and resources as their male counterparts. We want to reiterate that, no matter one’s background, culture or religion, all girls have the potential to realise and achieve their dreams, both on and off the netball court.”
 
In the Everyday Sexism Report released by PLAN International and Our Watch, 2016, it was identified that two thirds of girls think gender inequality is a problem in Australia. As netball is the most popular sport for girls and women, the Confident Girls Foundation in partnership with Netball Australia’s state and territory Member Organisations and Suncorp Super Netball clubs, believe they can utilise the sport to transform vulnerable girls into confident young women.
 
In relaunching the Foundation under a new identity, a new website has also been released providing details on the Foundation, its purpose, what it has achieved to date, and shares the stories of those girls who have been helped by the generous donors.
 
The launch of the website marks the start of an exciting year for the Foundation, who are now working hard on new projects, including a grassroots campaign with details to be released in the coming weeks.
 
Visit the website: www.confidentgirls.com.au
Donate: https://asf.org.au/donate/confident-girls-foundation/
Facebook: Confident Girls Foundation
Twitter: @confidentgirls
 
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Contact: 
Bridget McNamara | Marketing and Fundratising Assistant | Confident Girls Foundation
Netball HQ, 191 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 | PO Box 13285, Law Courts VIC 8010
Email: Bridget.McNamara@confidentgirls.com.au | Phone: + 61 3 8621 8600 |Mob: 0422 232 830
 
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