2014 SERNA Squad announced

Following trials held last week, Netball NSW can confirm the 16 athletes who have been selected in the 2014 South East Region Netball Academy (SERNA).

From this Squad, a team has been selected to represent SERNA at the ClubsNSW Academy Games to be held at University of Wollongong from 11-13 April, 2014.

2014 South East Region Netball Academy Squad†
Nicole Clough* – Queanbeyan
Jacoba Clough* – Queanbeyan
Georgia Reed* – Queanbeyan
Nikki-Leigh Francis – Eurobodalla
Jasmine Fuller* – Eurobodalla
Amy Hodson – Merimbula
Nikayla Ingram* – Queanbeyan
Zoe Lee-Archer* – Queanbeyan
Georgia Ross* – Queanbeyan
Laura Alves* – Eurobodalla
Aisha Smith* – Eurobodalla
Ainsley Mann – Merimbula
Amalia Plevey* – Sapphire Coast
Emma Benson* – Queanbeyan
Mikaela Callendar* – Queanbeyan
Jaynaya Shepherd – Queanbeyan
* Donates athletes selected to attend ClubsNSW Academy Games in April
Selection pending confirmation of registration with Netball NSW

Netball NSW recently announced the establishment of the South East Region Netball Academy (SERNA) as part of the Regional Academies of Sport (RAS) Netball program.

SERNA is a new initiative, replacing a previous program in that region, and like the Sydney Netball Academy, it will be run by Netball NSW, with former Hunter Academy of Sport Assistant Coach, Adele Caesar appointed as SERNA’s Head Coach.

The RAS netball program, which is delivered by ten Academies throughout the State, as well as the Sydney Netball Academy and now the South East Region Netball Academy, is a priority for the Netball NSW High Performance program and offers the following;

  • Individual skill development, sport science education and support structures for each athlete to easily integrate to the next level of the NSW elite athlete pathway
  • Access to the Develop a Diamond Academy Program by Netball Australia
  • Preparation of athletes for NSW State Team trials
  • Coach and umpire education, promoting continuous improvement to develop the region’s coaches and umpires

A program which concentrates on the well-being of each athlete to make sure they have a life/sport balance