Netball Positions in High Demand
28th October 2021
By Bianca Smith
With restrictions for sport lifting across the state, The Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) is excited to announce the Greater Bank Netball and Netball Umpires program is now calling for nominations for their 2021/22 intake of athletes.
The Academy’s netball program gives young athletes from across the wider Hunter Region the opportunity to receive training and tutelage of a world-class standard without the need for moving or traveling to a metropolitan centre.
It also plays a vital role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young netballers. The program will consist of on court skills training, fitness and athlete education, as per the Netball Australia Develop a Diamond program.
Greater Bank will continue its long-term association with the Hunter Academy of Sport in 2021/22, once again taking on the major sponsorship of the netball program. Community Engagement Manager Ingrid Kaczor, said the partnership is about more than just providing a financial benefit to the Academy and athletes.
“Greater Bank is proud to continue its partnership with the Hunter Academy of Sport’s netball program. We’ve taken great delight in seeing the dedication of these players and the coaching staff and look forward to being part of their representative journey in 2022,” Ms Kaczor said.
The HAS squad will also compete at the Your Local Club Academy Games, held in Wagga Wagga in April 2022 and the Greater Bank Academy Challenge, to be held in late September 2022.
Coinciding with the netball squad, the Umpires are expected to be selected into the umpire’s development squad. As an integral component of the Netball NSW umpire pathway, CCAS will deliver a program that supports talented umpires to access quality education and development opportunities delivered by professional and specialised service providers in a well-managed, monitored, and controlled environment.
To nominate for both the Greater Bank Netball and Netball Umpires programs, please visit https://thinksport.force.com/hunteracademy/s/applications