Former Australian Netballer Bianca Chatfield to attend Girls Leadership Forum in Melbourne

November 16, 2018
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Former Australian Netballer Bianca Chatfield to attend Girls Leadership Forum in Melbourne

Cricket Victoria are thrilled to host the 4th Girls Leadership Forum in Melbourne, this time at our new state-of-the-art facility, the CitiPower Centre.

The Girls Leadership Forum is an extension of the online program, developed by Mental Edge Consulting – an organisation that specialises in team and organisational culture, wellbeing, performance enhancement, professional development services and support systems for high performance sporting organisations.

The forum will provide year 7 & 8 girls the opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills alongside their peers, with a focus on building confidence, resilience as well as exploring their leadership style.

Bianca Chatfield This year we’re thrilled to have a number of representatives from a range of sporting codes talk about their experiences in leadership. The keynote speaker for the day will be former Australian netballer and recent contestant from The Block, Bianca Chatfield.

As one of the youngest players to ever have debuted for the Australian Diamonds, Bianca made a name for herself on the court as one of the toughest defenders in the country and was soon recognized as one of the most respected leaders in women’s sport. She is passionate about sharing all the valuable experiences and lessons learnt through being an elite athlete for the past 17 years and extremely relatable to young women having recently completed The Block.

The forum will also include a panel discussion that will explore the importance of developing leadership skills in young girls and the panelists will talk to their own experiences. The panel includes:

  • Melbourne Renegades WBBL captain, Amy Satterthwaite
  • Former winter Olympian and leading expert on women’s health and fitness, Steph Prem
  • North Melbourne AFLW captain and former Melbourne Stars cricketer, Emma Kearney
  • Melbourne Star’s newest WBBL recruit, Holly Ferling
  • Victorian Men’s Cricketer, Xavier Crone

The day also allows the girls to understand the importance of fitness in maintaining strength in leadership, and they will have the opportunity to participate in a Pilates session hosted by Studio PP, as well as Cricket Victoria’s female specific modified cricket program, Social Sixes.


To register your students for the forum, click here. There will also be a teacher professional development session run by Bianca Chatfield, which teachers can sign up for on the same form.

Please Note: To be eligible to attend this forum, we require students to be registered and complete the interactive online program. More details can be found here.

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