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.
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.