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Speakers

Julia Symons

Churchill Trust (AUS)
Australia

Julia Symons is former elite netball player, a Churchill Fellow, Director at the Centre for Multicultural Youth and Community Partnerships & Programs Manager at Australia Post. Previously, Julia was the General Manager of Community Engagement at Netball Australia for five years, where she led the development, research and delivery of the first national diversity and inclusion strategy. She coordinated Netball Australia’s inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, leading to the launch of their first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan in 2015. Julia now watches the rising tide of women’s sport across the globe and works to ensure that all women, regardless of background or ability, feel welcome on the field, in the stands, or in the boardroom.

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Sessions

  • High Performance
    High Performance
    Sport As A Vehicle For Social Change In Australia
    Explore the role that sport coaching can play as a vehicle for social change.

    This workshop highlights the strengths of Indigenous sport coaches and what they ‘bring to the table’ in an Australian sporting context. Ali Tucker-Munro will share her experiences as a proud Kamilaroi woman, who has transitioned from high performance netball athlete to coach.

    Session Title: We want a seat at the table, we don’t want to be on the menu: Indigenous women, social action, and high-performance sport coaching

    Hybrid session
    4:15pm - 5:00pm
    High Performance

    This workshop highlights the strengths of Indigenous sport coaches and what they ‘bring to the table’ in an Australian sporting context. Ali Tucker-Munro will share her experiences as a proud Kamilaroi woman, who has transitioned from high performance netball athlete to coach.

    Session Title: We want a seat at the table, we don’t want to be on the menu: Indigenous women, social action, and high-performance sport coaching

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Indigeneity
    visibility & voice

    This workshop highlights the strengths of Indigenous sport coaches and what they ‘bring to the table’ in an Australian sporting context. Ali Tucker-Munro will share her experiences as a proud Kamilaroi woman, who has transitioned from high performance netball athlete to coach.

    Session Title: We want a seat at the table, we don’t want to be on the menu: Indigenous women, social action, and high-performance sport coaching

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Indigeneity

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