How Your Daughters Are Inspiring Lightning Captain Laura Langman
As we head into Give For A Goal round, Sunshine Coast Lightning Captain is taking time to reflect on her pathway into professional netball.
Not all girls are afforded the same opportunities to learn their craft, play in a structured team or have access to quality equipment – and that’s something that’s not lost on the Lightning midcourter.
“It’s been really neat to meet some of the youth of today and hear their stories, it’s very grounding and quite inspiring for us,” Langman said.
Langman, alongside Laura Scherian, have taken on ambassadorship roles for the ‘Give For A Goal’ campaign – which is a fundraising event across all round 4 games in the Suncorp Super Netball.
‘Give For A Goal’ will see the league turn purple – the colour of the Confident Girls Foundation – to raise money for vulnerable girls around Australia throughout the month.
The initiative is a fundraising effort in connection to the Confident Girls Foundation whereby individuals, groups, netball associations or organisations can get involved and give money for every goal scored by a team, in a game or across the Suncorp Super Netball round as a whole.
“Give for a Goal is a wonderful cause – Shezzy and I are very fortunate to be ambassadors for the Confident Girls Foundation,” she said.
“We are asking people to lift up the couch cushions and dig into the petty cash to donate.
“Confident Girls [Foundation] have lots of programs they want to support across Australia and we’ve been fortunate to be involved in some of the clinics.”
Look out for the purple shoelaces and all this weekend in the Suncorp Super Netball and put your hands in your pocket and give what you can.
Why should you donate and get your netball team, school or workplace involved? The highest fundraisers across Australia will receive a visit from a Confident Girls Foundation ambassador!
Who wouldn’t want a visit from Laura Langman or Laura Scherian just for raising money for a good cause!?
What’s more – the Confident Girls Foundation funds programs that use netball to help eliminate the key drivers in gender bias including, financial barriers, lack of leadership opportunities, isolation, gender stereotypes and barriers to physical activity.
And when two thirds of girls believe that gender inequality is a problem in Australia, you know it is a cause that needs attention.
Netball also helps develop physical, social and emotional health and wellbeing in a fun and safe environment and can cater to all abilities and skill levels.