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Netball academy

Netball Excellence Program


The Netball Academy runs as part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum, with students participating in netball instead of regular HPE classes three times a week. Since its inception in 1999, the Netball Academy has developed a strong reputation in the community and forms a significant part of the tradition and reputation of the school.


The Netball Academy is renowned for producing a high percentage of school captains and prefects, with five of the seven 2017 female school leaders coming through the Netball Academy programme. The Academy also achieves outstanding results in interschool netball and other tournaments. In 2017, our netball teams won five district premierships and two regional titles.

The Netball Academy aims to offer a challenging but enjoyable programme by providing students with: 
  • The opportunity to develop their netball skills to a highly competitive level, in a positive and supportive environment.
  • Access to expert coaching and personalised training to maximise learning and performance outcomes.
  • Netball conditioning, technical and tactical skills that are sequentially developed over the four year course.etball conditioning, technical and tactical skills that are sequentially developed over the four year course.
  • The opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills in a variety of settings.
  • Targeted support to excel in netball whilst maintaining their performance in academic studies.
  • Theoretical education on general health and personal development, such as mental health, personal identity and relationships, plus specific netball-related elements such as performance analysis, nutrition, fitness components and sport psychology.

Who takes the program?


The Netball Academy coaches are Jacqui Russell, Sally Butters and Rebecca Gardiner. Between them, the coaches have played for the Queensland Firebirds, the England Roses, the Australian Institute of Sport and Australian junior teams. The former elite players are now experienced representative level coaches.

How do I join the program?

Complete the Sports Academy application form and return to the school administration, then attend a Netball Academy Trial Day. There are 2 trial dates per year. See the school calendar for dates.