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The 2019/20 program is currently running. Nominations for the 2020/21 Program will open in October 2020.

Submit your expression of interest HERE


Head coachAngela Samuels, Sallie Partridge

Coaching Staff : Rachel Oldknow, Kate Jenkins, Kelly Ann Grayson, Lisa Lewis, Selina McCabe

Manager: Kiona Sunerton


The Netball Talent Development Program plays a vital role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young netball players. The program will consist of on court skills training, fitness and athlete education, as per the Netball Australia Develop a Diamond program. 


Please note that the squad for 2019-2020 will be selected as follows:

  • 14’s Age Group: Development only squad including all educational sessions, on court skill training and netball camp.
  • 15’s & 16’s Group: Education sessions, on court skill training, netball camp and Targeted competition events, such as Your Local Club Academy Games and Academy Challenge Tournament


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the 2019-2020 Netball program:

  • Skill Development Sessions Focused on the Skills Specific to Netball
  • Access to a Network of Specialised Coaches
  • Athlete Education in Topics such as Nutririon, Sports Psychology, Motivation, Leadership and Load Management
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching and Testing
  • Planet Fitness Gym Membership
  • Targeted Competition Events, such as Your Local Club Academy Games and Academy Challenge** 

** 15’s & 16’s age group only. 14’s age group may be invited based on injury/application of the older age group during the program.


Athlete Eligibility

  • Be aged between 14-16 years in the year of the scholarship program (born in 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Reside within the Hunter Region LGAs (including Greater Taree)
  • Be a Current Registered Member of a Local Association
  • Display the Potential to Progress through the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway
  • Demonstrate a Dedication to Improving Performance



2019/20 Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Development Program

Charlee  Belcher 
Zahlee Connolly
Paulini Davis Dates
Tynisha Faasisila 
Isabella Groves
Indy  Hilder 
Eve  Keeling 
Imogen Meissner 
Madison  Paine
Claira Raymond 
Ella  Sames
Ella  Smith
Tahni  Sunerton 
Makayla Swan
Ireland  Thomas 
Hope White


2019/20 Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Talent Program

Savannah Angelozzi
Ella Butcher
Sophie-Clare  Croker 
Crystal Eade
Amali  Fitzhenry 
Meg Haylen
Kate Love
Caitlin  Rodgers 
Olivia  Taylor
Evie Whitton
Jorja Brown
Emma Dawson
Georgie-Annah Elder
Ruby Gardner
Maggie Greentree
Tahlia Henry 
Jordan Parsons
Faith Percival
Xanthe Rheinberger
Marnie Robinson
Brooke Rooney
Emma Shoesmith 
Aela  Streatfield
Emma Wyborn