Broome Diamonds shine on the Gold Coast

KRED Enterprises Aboriginal Charitable Trust

KRED Enterprises has been pleased to support the budding netball careers of two local stars: Bernadette Gregory and Angelica D’Anna. In April, the girls travelled to the International Netball Festival on the Gold Coast with the assistance of our Nipper Tabagee Scholarships. They played in the under 15s division with Broome’s ‘Diamonds Netball Team’ and came up against some challenging opposition—from Bunbury, the Gold Coast, New Zealand, Wanneroo and Melbourne. 

Gun goalkeeper and goal defence Angelica D’Anna, says she experienced a different level of competition to the normal club games. 

‘At that level, it’s much more competitive and the girls are much more serious about the game. I was able to work on my dodging, peripheral vision and learnt that spacing and timing are everything. We also made a lot of friends off the court and it was good to get out of our comfort zone,” Angelica says. 

All-rounder Bernadette also found she had to switch up her game. 

“For me, the biggest challenge was coming up against different players. It was harder, and I had to change the way that I played. But it was also great to play together as part of our old team, the Diamonds,’ Bernadette says.

In addition to intense games, the girls were also treated to a netball clinic with two of the QLD Firebirds, Mahalia Cassidy and Kim Jenner, and they had a visiting coach from New Zealand to give them pre-game pep talks.

Off the courts, the girls enjoyed time at Dreamworld, Surfers Paradise, Seaworld and Wet’n’Wild.

Both Angelica and Bernadette are keen to pursue careers in netball. Angelica’s also interested in sports teaching and Bernadette would like to be a role model for younger players and is considering undertaking an umpires course to get a better understanding of the game.   

KRED Enterprises is proud to support local Indigenous young people to achieve their sporting, artistic and educational aspirations. For more information on our scholarships and how to apply, please head to the scholarships page on our website.