Muslim Outrage at Netball Ban
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The Muslim community is outraged following the State Netball Association’s banning of headscarves.
Mona Samander, a mother of one of the Muslim players, slammed the ban, saying it added to “alienation and victimisation” of the Muslim community.
President of the State Netball Association, Sharon Ball, defended the decision, saying, “The student had not been banned from the competition.”
“It’s their decision,” she said. “It’s a question of equity – one rule for all.”
Despite such claims, Mrs Samander said sports associations were the same as schools in their obligation to “reasonably accommodate” their students’ religious practices.
Local member for Warragul, Mr Darrin Lee, said fundamentalist parents were key challengers of “social integration”. Ms Ball said “it was a question of dress code.”