Vision: Deliver a positive, individualised, athlete centred experience that leads the way in transforming potential both on and off the court.

Enjoy the Challenge

Netball NSW administers the Sydney Netball Academy. The Program is focused on facilitating individual growth in technical skills, netball IQ and fundamental movement patterns as well as introducing athletes and umpires to the benefits of strength and conditioning, psychology, nutrition and recovery.

Trials are generally held in October, and a group of athletes and umpires are selected from within the designated council boundaries to take part in the Program for 1 year.

Sessions are held in two blocks from January – April and July – September. The break allows athletes to focus on their representative programs. The group of athletes and umpires are divided into mentor groups which not only encourages close bonds to be forged with their mentor coach, but also provides leadership opportunities for athletes and umpires.

Highlights of the Sydney Netball Academy calendar include travelling with new friends to the Academy Games and Academy Challenge and attending the Academy Camp.

2021 Sydney Netball Academy

Sydney Netball Academy Eligibility

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

Umpires must also hold a National C Badge

To establish if you are eligible to apply for the Sydney Netball Academy, click the link below.


For more information on the Sydney Netball Academy, please contact Eliza Marshall, Performance & Pathways Coordinator –