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The 2021/22 Program is currently running - nominations for the 2022/23 Program will open in October


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.


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the 2021-22 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
  • Targeted Competition Events, such as Your Local Club Academy Games and Academy Challenge** 

** Selected Athletes 


Athlete Eligibility

  • Be aged between 15-16 years in the year of the scholarship program (born in 2006 & 2007).
  • Please note, we will not be running a 14s Development Program in 2021. Netball NSW are running localised 14s development programs, along with Sam Poolman's Aspire progrsms in the region.
  • 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


2021/22 Squad

Sienna Agnew
Charlee Belcher
Taylah-jane Belcher
Caitlin Dale
Acacia Elers
Xuela Faasisila
Tynisha Faasisila
Madeline Ferry
Eliza Ginns
Sarah Graham
Isabella Groves
Elle Kaluski
Matilda Lidbury
Hannah Mackey
Mia Marshall
Katelyn Matuszny
Ella Mccluskey
Madison Paine
Olivia Pirillo
Ella Smith
Ellie Stacey
Tahni Sunerton
Ella Tupou
Hope White


Netball NSW Athlete Pathway Framework 2019