Emerging Talent

Emerging Talent Programs: 16-19 years (in the year of program)

Vision: Netball NSW will provide a series of inspiring, motivating and challenging programs that support athletes with confirmed talent to take the next step in Performance sport. Programs will focus on the holistic needs of each individual athlete and will maximise athlete readiness to progress on the NNSW Pathway. 

Enjoy the Challenge

Netball NSW selectors recognise that athletes develop at very different rates and are always on the look- out for athletes that display potential, a strong work ethic and determination to succeed.

Emerging Talent Programs currently include the Emerging Talent Squad, Regional Emerging Talent Squad, Indigenous Emerging Talent Squad and workshops throughout the year.

Athletes can be identified at NSW State Trials, State Titles or other Netball NSW competitions.

Athletes in Emerging Talent Programs are exposed to coaching excellence in technical, tactical and physical components of the game. It is an expectation that athletes have a strong commitment to develop physically, technically and tactically and a desire to increase their understanding of emerging talent behaviours.

2021 Emerging Talent Squad

2020 Emerging Talent Selections

Ana Lupe Kailahi (Liverpool City)
Annalise Chadrawy (Penrith District)
Brooklyn O’Mara (Wyong District)
Eleanor AlatIni (Penrith District)
Eloise Egan (Eastwood Ryde)
Emma Keane (Shoalhaven)
Emma Smith (Sutherland Shire)
Eugenie Little (Manly Warringah)
Grace Whyte (Tumut)
Hinemoa Boylan (Campbelltown District)
Jade Dawson (Liverpool City)
Kiara Bloor (Sutherland Shire)
Kyla Thompson (Baulkham Hills Shire)
Laura Cook (Eastwood Ryde)
Lucy Matthews (Northern Suburbs)
Macy Peni (Eastwood Ryde)
Maddison Mueller (Lakeside)
Matilda Elliot (Ballina)
Mia Evans (Illawarra District)
Mia Johnson (Ku-ring-gai)
Monalise Soliola (Liverpool City)
Zoe Peden (Newcastle)

Alexandria Emerson (Orange)
Annalise Maier (Orange)
Ella Butcher (Newcastle)
Ellie Mooney (Orange)
Grace Korovata (Leeton)
Holly Brooker (Woolgoolga District)
Jemimah Andrews (Coffs Harbour)
Jessica Conlan (Barellan & District)
Millie Tonkin (Charlestown)
Shakaye Walker (Coonamble)
Sharnee Behr (Sutherland Shire)

Coaching Teams for 2020

Head Coach: Nardia McDonald (Baulkham Hills Shire)
Assistant Coach: Jessica Morgan (Gosford)

Head Coach: Can Nguyen (Liverpool City)
Assistant Coach: Mardi Aplin (Orange)


For more information on NNSW Emerging Talent programs, please contact Mele Tiauli, Performance & Pathways Coordinator – MTiauli@netballnsw.com