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.
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
Ashlee Scofield, Head Coach
Karen Clark, Manager
Kate Falemoe, Assistant Coach
Shaye Wilkinson, Assistant Coach
Jodie Correia, Umpire Head Coach
Lauren Bancroft Chelsea Blanch Annabelle Bow Ella Brooks Jenna Chiodo Rhianna Clarke Sophie Costin Savanah Detheridge Scarlet Dimond Barker Taryn Drewe Alexa Gammone Madison Jones Keeley Longbottom Brooke Mayor Kiana Rieck Phoebe Szymoniczek Sari Thompson Alexandra Tololeska Haleigh Tunstall Chloe Vickery Isabella Wood Rhian Yeo
Sienna Lay Ruby McCallum
Madita Anderson Poppy Calder Jarlee Carberry Rhiannon Evans Imogen James Alexandra Whitnall
Strength & Conditioning
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 2021/22 scholarship athletes must be turning 15 and 16 years of age in 2022 (born in 2007 or 2006)
Athletes identifying as Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander are eligible to participate in the MCR Indigenous Sports Program (ISP). The ISP provides an opportunity for the IAS to provide mentorship and a dedicated level of focus upon the outcomes and support for Indigenous athletes.
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.
Applications Closed for 2021/22
The IAS is the only regional Academy to not charge an athlete levy to athletes successful in obtaining a scholarship. However, athletes may be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.
Athletes will also be required to purchase the IAS Netball squad uniform.