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Empowering Dreams: The Rise of Women’s Sport in Australia with Kukri Sports


In the ever-evolving landscape of Australian sports, a transformation is taking place, and at the heart of this evolution is women’s netball. In this article we explore the inspiring journey of a dedicated athlete, Ella Roberton, who currently represents Peninsula Waves, who are an official partner of Kukri Sports.

For Ella, her love for netball started with a family connection. “My mum used to play netball when she was younger and got me into the sport,” she shares, underlining the importance of heritage and shared experiences. This bond laid the foundation for a journey that went beyond simply competition, evolving into a deeply personal connection with the game.

Amid the competition and the pursuit of excellence, Ella emphasizes the significance of growing women’s sport. “I absolutely believe there is an importance for growing women’s sport“. This growth extends beyond the court, influencing younger generations to embrace the benefits of sports – increased confidence, self-esteem, and the forging of meaningful connections within a supportive community.

Reflecting on her own pathway, Ella acknowledges her relatively smooth journey, attributing her success to a strong support system. “I haven’t had to overcome many challenges,” she admits, crediting her friends and family for their encouragement and support. This mirrors the values of Kukri Sports, who recognize the importance of community and shared objectives in reaching sporting goals.

Aspirations for the future take center stage, with Ella expressing a desire to make a mark at the elite level. “I hope to win a few premierships in the future and, ultimately, make a Suncorp Super Netball team,” she reveals, setting her sights on the pinnacle of Australian netball – the Australian Diamonds. It’s a testament to the dreams that drive athletes to reach unprecedented heights.

To the up-and-coming girls in netball, she offers invaluable advice: “Make sure that you are enjoying your time playing netball…find things you enjoy about training and games even when it gets tough.”

In the world of netball, the importance of the right sportswear is paramount. Ella underscores this point, stating, “Netball is a very dynamic sport, so having the right sportswear is essential in making your movements dynamic as well.” At Kukri our sportswear is not your average apparel, we have a strong focus on providing comfort and style, to allow athletes to not only perform to their highest levels on the court, but also stand out with vivid unique designs. The Kukri kit worn by Peninsula Waves is hailed as a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and attention to the unique needs of netball players.

As women continue to redefine their roles in sport, Kukri Sports remains a key player, providing athletes with the support they need to thrive. With a commitment to quality, innovation, and the celebration of individual and collective achievements, Kukri Sports stands as a symbol of empowerment, championing the dreams and triumphs of women in the world of sports.

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Peninsula Waves

Peninsula Waves compete in the Victorian Netball League in Australia – which is recognized as the world’s strongest and most professional State Netball Competition. Learn more about the club