The Sydney Netball Academy (SNA) is an important step in the Netball NSW Player Development Pathway.

The Regional Academy Program is the recognised step in the High Performance Athlete Pathway for talented athletes who turn 14 – 16 in 2019 (born in 2003, 2004, 2005). Sydney Netball Academy (SNA) is one of 12 Regional Academies. Eligibility for an Academy is determined by the council area in which you reside – SEE CATCHMENT AREA HERE.

SNA is administered by Netball NSW and provides an exciting opportunity to be exposed to playing and coaching excellence, off court modules including mental toughness, nutrition and leadership, academy challenges and a high performance camp. SNA provides talented netballers the opportunity within the framework of Netball Australia’s Develop a Diamond to grow as netballers and people.

For a list of Regional Academies, please CLICK HERE.


Coaching Excellence: In a series of sessions, players will work with experienced coaches to develop technical and tactical skills.
Holistic Growth: Off court modules include sport life balance, mental toughness, nutrition and leadership.
General Athletic Development: Testing and an introduction to Strength and Conditioning will improve speed, power and reactive ability on court and will lessen the chance of injury.
Inter Academy Challenges: Two Academy Challenges are planned in 2018. Athletes will represent their Academy in competition that is focused on individual development.
High Performance Camp: Academy athletes come together at Netball Central in Sydney for a weekend camp where the girls have the opportunity to learn from the best of the best.
A step on the Pathway: If you dream of being selected to represent NSW one day or play for the Giants, the Swifts or the Diamonds. Academy netball introduces you to Netball NSW coaches and staff that can assist you on your journey.

PLEASE NOTE: There are twelve Academies within NSW.  Eligibility is determined by your residential address. For zoning information and player eligibility please refer to this link: Regional Academy of Sport – Council Areas

How to Trial

Venue: Genea Netball Centre, 2 Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: $30.00
Date: Saturday 17th November 2018
Time: 1pm-5pm

Closing Date: October 26




  • Athletes who turn 14 – 16 in 2019 (born in 2003, 2004, 2005) and who aspire to realise their netball potential.
  • Reside in one of the following council areas in the SNA catchment area:

Bayside Council, Canterbury-Bankstown Council, Georges River Council, Inner West Council, Northern Beaches Council, Burwood, City of Canada Ba, Strathfield Municipal, Hornsby*, Ku-ring-gai, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove, City of Ryde, Mosman, North Sydney, Willoughby , Randwick City, Waverley, Woollahra Municipal, City of Sydney

For zoning information and player eligibility please refer to this link: Regional Academies of Sport – Council Areas