Netball NSW, in partnership with the Regional Academies of Sport (NSW) Incorporated (RASi), and the New South Wales Office of Sport, delivers the Netball Academy Program.

This program is a very important step in confirming individual athletes’, umpires’ and team officials’ holistic talents, and provides all involved with the opportunity to grow in the sport.

The Netball Academy program includes on and off court education and training, a high performance camp and two competitions – the Academy Games and Academy Challenge.


Athletes who are turning 14 to 16 years of age in the program year are eligible to apply to their relevant academy.

There are twelve Academies within NSW. The academy an athlete can trial for is determined by their residential address.

To establish what area you are eligible to trial for, follow this link: Regional Academy of Sport – Council Areas

Academies in NSW

RAS -Central Coast 

RAS -Hunter

RAS -Illawarra

RAS -North Coast

RAS -Northern Inland

RAS – Southern

RAS – South West Sydney

RAS -Western Sydney

RAS -Western Region

RAS -Far West

NSW Office of Sport – SESA 

Netball NSW – Sydney

More information

For more information on Regional Academies in NSW, please contact Talor Hamilton, Pathways & Coach Development Coordinator –