We are proud to partner with a range of ambassadors to support us with our #TeamGirls program and be positive role models for young Australian girls. The program is about more than just netball – it’s about encouraging girls to support each other in every aspect of their life. We will be drawing on the expertise of elite athletes, industry professionals and experts to provide parents with a broad range of resources and tools to help foster the confidence of their daughters.

Netball Australia

The national body for Netball in Australia

In October 2016, Suncorp announced an exciting new principal partnership with Netball Australia, heralding a new era for Australia’s leading female sport. The partnership includes naming rights to the Suncorp Super Netball League, major sponsor of the Australian Diamonds, and support of Netball Australia’s introductory participation program, Suncorp NetSetGO.

We’re thrilled to be able to support Netball Australia in delivering the world’s best women’s sporting league and help develop the next generation of Australian netballers. It provides a fantastic platform for us to support the ongoing success of the game while promoting the health and wellbeing of Australian families. Sports participation plays a big part in building confidence and our partnership with Netball Australia will help us encourage girls to start playing sport at a young age, and continue to play throughout their teenage years.

Get involved with our new partnership by enrolling your child in NetSetGO or going to a Suncorp Super Netball game with friends or family, or watching the live broadcasts on 9Gem.

To learn more about Netball Australia and Suncorp Super Netball, visit: www.netball.com.au.

ReachOut

The help you need, where and when you need it

Jono Nicholas heads up ReachOut, Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Their practical support, tools and tips help young people get through everyday issues to tough times - and the information they offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers also.

A member of the original team that launched ReachOut in 1998, Jono Nicholas is one of Australia’s most prominent and passionate advocates for the mental health of young people. A father of three boys himself, Jono is driven by the belief that rethinking the approach to mental health care in Australia will allow all young people to access help during tough times.

Jono holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Health, with a background in child psychology and human rights.

Jono and the ReachOut team have been instrumental in the development of #TeamGirls and will continue to provide qualified support for parents via self-help and information content on the #TeamGirls content hub.

To learn more about ReachOut, visit their website.

Laura Geitz & Clare McMeniman

Former Firebirds and Diamonds Superstars

As former netball players, friends and business partners, Laura Geitz and Clare McMeniman embody the values and attributes of #TeamGirls and are committed to sharing their insights into the benefits of sports participation and confidence with parents.

With both Laura and Clare forging a career to the pinnacle of Australian netball, they know first-hand the importance of teamwork and girls supporting each other to realise dreams — be it on or off the court. It is this drive that led Laura and Clare to set up their Fuel 2 Fly program, with bespoke clinics designed to empower young girls to lead healthy and active lifestyles and promote self-confidence.

Laura and Clare will work with #TeamGirls to promote fitness, health and wellbeing, teamwork and leadership through a variety of programs.

Those Two Girls

Presenters + Producers

Say hello to Those Two Girls. Lise and Sarah bring a smart, self-deprecating, and relatable voice to #TeamGirls. Listening to them is like having a cuppa with the girls-next-door who regularly laugh at their own jokes. (They also like calling themselves girls, even though they’re firmly in their 30s.)

Outside of radio, Those Two Girls are known for producing sell-out events that have been attended by thousands in their hometown, and are official creative ambassadors for Brisbane City Council, joining the likes of Keith Urban and Katie Noonan.

In their glory days of youth, Lise and Sarah won all the drama awards at their schools and appeared in lots of uber-glamorous commercials for sexy brands such as Pine-O-Cleen, Dynamo, and Baby Nurofen. Steamy sirens of the small screen. Quite frankly, their move to radio has been a welcome relief.

To learn more about Those Two Girls, visit their website.

Rebecca Sparrow

Author, columnist and podcast host

Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has been a travel writer, a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist, a TV scriptwriter and a novelist. She is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most Likely, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls). Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Aside from writing books Rebecca writes for Mamamia.com.au, co-hosts the award-winning health and happiness podcast The Well with Robin Bailey and talks to thousands of high school students every year about friendship, resilience, giving back and life online.

But it’s as a mother to three young ones and a role model where she really shines. Rebecca’s books, columns, along with articles she shares on her own site, are a second-to-none resource for girls navigating their way through their formative years, and the parents who are guiding them.

Rebecca is the epitome of #TeamGirls — the values and morals she exhibits are incomplete congruence with everything #TeamGirls is about. She’s like the friend you never knew you had, or needed.

To learn more about Rebecca Sparrow, visit her website.