It’s an unfortunate reality that netball doesn’t receive as much attention, funding and press as it deserves, even though it’s the largest female sport in the world and the most popular sport amongst Queensland women aged 15-24. But in the past year there has been renewed interest in the game, with Netball Queensland-affiliated teams like the Firebirds and Fusion dominating headlines with wins, drawing thousands of fans and having big brands clamouring to provide sponsorship.
Netball Queensland CEO Catherine Clark has created a winning culture around the sport, most notably in the Firebirds. It’s obvious she’s a keen businesswoman who makes savvy decisions we could all learn from. One lesson that really jumps out at us is her belief that “practice makes perfect”.