The Western Sydney Academy of Sport (WSAS) is now accepting nominations from athletes interested in nominating for a position with the WSAS 2018/19 Netball Program.

The Academy’s Netball Program provides technical development for talented young athletes in the western Sydney region. In partnership with Netball NSW, the program provides athletes with skills training, education sessions, musculo-skeletal screening and functional strength programming, as well as other benefits identified below. The program will operate from February 2019 – October 2019.


The following benefits will apply to athletes selected:

  • Access to quality training facilities;
  • Quality coaching endorsed by Netball NSW, in an individual and squad environment;
  • Opportunities to represent the Academy’s at various events;
  • Insight into what it takes to become a elite athlete;
  • Identification and training methods to correct technique;
  • Access to the Academy’s Team App communication system;
  • Participation in important education seminars as a part of the Your Local Club Athlete Education Program;
  • A 15% discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine;
  • Free membership to Fit 4 All gymnasium in Penrith.


To be eligible to apply to trial for a position in the Academy’s 2019 Netball squad, athletes must be:

  • Born 2003 – 2005 (aged 14 – 16 years at the time of participation in the program);
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of netball;
  • A current financial member of a netball Club or Association within the western Sydney region;
  • Currently residing in the Local Government Area (LGA) of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbruy, City of Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.


An athlete levy of $400 is applicable to athletes, this assists in meeting the costs of the program. Additional contribution costs may be applicable for squad tours.


Nominations will open on Monday 10 September 2018 and close on Monday 1 October 2018. You can apply by heading to after the nominations open date.

Trials will be held at Genea Netball Centre (Sydney Olympic Park) at 6:00pm on the following dates:

  • Friday 16 November 2018
  • Friday 23 November 2018
  • Friday 30 November 2018