Sunraysia Academy of Sport


The Sunraysia Academy of Sport delivers an elite Netball program in partnership with Netball Victoria that not only provides technical training but a well-balanced all-round development program to local players to assist them in their endeavours to be selected for the Northern Zone Talent Academy program, Victorian Netball League teams, and State Victorian teams.  Our program provides our Athletes with opportunities and exposure to high-performance sporting knowledge and experience that will aid them in developing into high-level athletes. Sunraysia Academy of Sport also involves and supports the personal development of regionally-based netball coaches and umpires in the program for the betterment of local and representative netball in the future.

On-court sessions are adapted from the Netball Australia Dare to Develop a Diamond Academy Program, with a focus on developing attacking skills, defending skills, ball skills, shooting, strategy, court fitness and game sense.

To complement this training, athletes will participate in scheduled Strength and Conditioning sessions adapted from the Netball Australia Dare to Develop a Diamond Program to develop strength, flexibility, stability, balance, safe jump and land, and speed & agility. Netball athletes will also participate in scheduled Pilates Reformer sessions at Studio 73 Yoga and Pilates to reinforce core stability and strength.

Target Group

Athletes born between 2005 and 2007 inclusive will be invited to attend trials based on the following selection criteria:

  • Athletes identified at Netball Victoria State Screening days
  • Athletes who trialled for the 2020 Northern Zone Talent Academy in 2019 but missed out
  • Athletes in VNL Development Squads
  • Athletes identified locally and at a Sunraysia representative level

Athletes will be selected in order to progressively develop for 2021 Northern Zone Talent Academy selections in October 2020.

To view the full information sheet for the 2020 Netball program, select the link below.

For any additional information or inquiries, contact Maddy at Sunraysia Academy of Sport:

Maddy McManus
M: 0432 354 460

2020 Netball Program Information Sheet 

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