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The 2020/21 Program is currently running. Nominations for the 2021/22 Netball Program will open in Oct/Nov- Stay tuned 


Head coach 15/16s Academy Squad: Kellyann Huggins & Sallie Partridge

Head coach 14s Development Squad: Nat Hilder

Coaching Staff : Kate Jenkins, Lisa Lewis, Selina McCabe, Miki Carr

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.


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 
  • 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
  • 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 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 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


Netball NSW Athlete Pathway Framework 2019


2020/21 Hunter Academy of Sport u15/16's Squad

Jillarnie  Ahoy 
Charlee  Belcher 
Jaylah Boney
Jorja Brown
Chloe Cook
Paulini-Fi Davis  Dates
Georgie-Annah  Elder
Alice Elliot
Tynisha Faasisila
Madeline  Ferry
Ruby Gardner
Maggie Greentree
Isabella Groves
Tahlia Henry
Indy  Hilder 
Eve Keeling
Madison  Paine
Jordan  Parsons 
Chloe-Grace Pattison
Olivia Pirillo
Xanthe Rheinberger
Marnie Robinson
Brooke Rooney
Ella Smith
Aela Streatfield
Tahni Sunerton
Hope  White



2020/21 Hunter Academy of Sport u14's Squad


Sienna  Agnew 
Ella  Angel
Taylah-Jane  Belcher 
Tara-Grace  Brawley
Mia  Chapman
Olivia  Cullen 
Caitlin Dale
Acacia Elers
Xuela Faasisila
Sarah Graham
Elle Kaluski
Matilda Lidbury
Carrie Lind
Hannah Mackey
Mia Marshall
Famke McCallum
Mindi Morris
Jessica Sinclair
Ellie Stacey
Ella  Tupou
Mia Caitlin Wall