Exercise #8: Ban of headscarves offends female Muslim Netball player

The State Netball Association (SNA) has banned Muslim girls from wearing headscarves when they play, effectively forcing them out of the competition.

The President of SNA, Sharon Ball, said the ban was about having a dress code.

It is a question of equity – one rule for all,” Ms Ball said.

The mother of one girl affected by the ban, Mona Samander said she believes the ban adds to the feelings of alienation and victimisation in sections of the Muslim community.

List of other people to interview for this topic assuming in happens in Maribyrnong:

  1. Community Representative, Tim Watts, http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Directory/Agency.aspx?Mkey=234&S3Key=208

  2. Someone from the Netball team (if they are underaged, guardian or a parent should be present while the interview takes place), depending on which team is affected, but could interview this team: http://sportsacademy.maribsc.vic.edu.au/netball.html

  3. Opposition to the State Member, Bill Shorten, http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=00ATG

  4. Sports Governing body (Ms Ball)

  5. Local Government (Local Sports and Recreation Representative on Council), one of those: http://www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/Directory/AgencyList.aspx?S3Key=105

  6. Darrin Lee (Local Member of Parliament)

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