Want to take the next step in your Netball career?

The IAS Netball Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented Netball players by providing industry leading high-performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October and concluding in September at Academy Challenge. However, there is a heavier focus on the program from September through to Academy Games in April. The aim of the program is to provide additional skill development on top of club, representative or school-based training.

Register your interest for 2024/25

The program will provide coaching, training and competition to improve athlete development with a view to:

  • Increase the depth of talent and readiness to progress on the Netball NSW Pathway
  • Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events in netball competitions nationwide
  • Be identified, monitored and assessed
  • Develop strong technical skills
  • Develop tactical skills and increased understanding of the game
  • Develop efficient functional movement patterns
  • Develop a strong base of strength and conditioning, with weekly strength and conditioning training to which attendance is expected.
  • Grow in independence, honesty, self -motivation and self-regulation
  • Increase uptake of Emerging Talent behaviours
  • Develop knowledge of rules, accuracy of decisions and communication skills
  • Provide education around athletic development as well as personal development in topics such as Nutrition, Sport Psychology, Media Skills / Public Speaking, Youth Leadership, Drugs in Sport
Netball NSW Athlete Pathway Framework

2023-24 Staff

Ashlee Scofield, Head Coach

Gemma Silver, Assistant Coach

Shaye Wilkinson, Assistant Coach

2023-34 Squad

Ava Allshorn

Matilda Bailey

Ashleigh Barlow

Isla Buchanan

Maddy Butler

Izzy Christian

Giselle De Jonge

Abbey Giltrow

Chelsea Groves

Emily Hanley

Gemma Humphery

Amelia Mansfield

Jade Montgomery

Danielle Mullard

Matilda Page

Chelsea Sheridan

Anna Steven

Grace Tracey

Eva Vidal

Isla Waterhouse

Sally Werfel

Athlete Profiles

2023-34 Training Partners

Ashlie Beath 

Halle Bryson 

Aleena Carrion

Anastacia Etita 

Imogen Gair 

Marley Giles

Kiara Shelton 

Edie Taggart

Athlete Profiles

Scholarship Components


Skill Development


Strength & Conditioning

Media Skills

Education Sessions


2023/24 Scholarship

Athlete Eligibility

To be eligible for an IAS Netball Scholarship, athletes must:

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region made up of the Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee or Wollongong local government areas
  • Be a registered member with Netball NSW through a recognised Association within the Illawarra region (Illawarra, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Ulladulla, Southern Highlands)
  • Be available for selection in an association based within the IAS local government area. i.e. make yourself available for association trials and representative programs
  • To be eligible for the 2023-24 scholarship athletes must be turning 15 and 16 years of age in 2024 (born in 2008 & 2009)

Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander may be eligible to participate in the Indigenous Talent Program (ITP). The ITP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.

Indigenous Sports Program


2023/24 Scholarship

Selection Criteria

Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;

  • Demonstrate potential to compete at Netball NSW U17 Phase Two selection Trials within 12 months
  • Physical abilities and physical skills considered to be essential for eventual success in Netball
  • Display an ability to apply coaching & technical instruction
  • Display attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance
  • The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence

NB: Subjectivity is an unavoidable element of selection to the IAS Netball Squad.


2023/24 Scholarship

Trial Details

Nominations close: 9am 9 October 2023


  • Trial 1: 13 October 2023, 6pm-8:30pm, Shellharbour City Stadium
  • Trial 2: 15 October 2023, 1:30pm-5:30pm, Shellharbour City Stadium

Athletes must attend Trial 1 and then will be invited to attend Trial 2. 


2023/24 Scholarship


IAS athletes are required to purchase the IAS squad uniform, they also are required to contribute to additional components of the programs such as camps.

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