Giants netball player Bec Bulley made a special visit to Lapstone on September 16.
Bulley presented a community award to the Blue Mountains Netball Association for their work with players with a disability.
The association has one team of players with a disability who vary in age from teenagers to adults.
They play in division four on Saturdays in the winter competition and are coached by Maria Cummins and Julie Fehon.
The association was one of eight winners across Australia, given an Australia Post One Netball Community Award for creating a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment through the game of netball.
“It was really inspirational to read the work being done by Blue Mountains Netball Association. They are breaking down barriers in the community through netball – connecting people in a shared interest, regardless of background or ability,” Bulley said.
Association president Alison Yates said everyone had been looking forward to the Giants player’s visit.
“We are very excited. There’s a lot of young girls wanting her autograph,” she said.
Bulley also held a mini clinic with the team on the day.
In June, Bulley signed a one-year contract extension with the Giants. The defender, who gave birth to her daughter Indie last year, was lured out of retirement by Giants coach Julie Fitzgerald when key defender Kristiana Manu'a ruptured her Achilles tendon in December.