The South West Sydney Academy of Sport is currently accepting nominations from female athletes interested in attending selection trials for the 2018-2019 Netball Scholarship Program.

To be eligible to trial the following criterion applies:

  • Nominations received on the online nomination form.
  • All athletes nominating for an Academy scholarship must reside within the defined Local Government boundaries of Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool, and Wollondilly.
  • Must be a current financial member of Netball NSW.
  • Playing Athletes. Born 2003-2005 that is 14-16 years of age, in 2019.

  • A maximum of 4 train-on positions maybe offered, should suitable athletes be available. These positions are not scholarship positions.
  • Umpiring Athletes. Born 2001-2005. That is 14-18 years of age, in 2019. 

  • Minimum 70% in 'rules of netball theory examination'

  • Working towards a National C or recently accredited

Final athlete selections will be sanctioned by Netball NSW.

The Academy will apply a strict criterion to selection process. This selection criterion comprises sport specific requirements developed in collaboration with the relevant State Sporting Organisation.

The Academy reserves the right to accept, or reject any athlete nomination based on its selection criterion.

Athletes submitting a nomination for inclusion in the Academy Netball scholarship program are required to acknowledge that the acceptance for their nomination will be at the sole discretion of the Academy.

Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum, but rather enable athletes to participate in the Academy program which includes sports specific training workshops, camps and competition opportunities. These workshops include access to elite level coaches, analysis of technique, sports science testing, sport psychology, nutrition, and drugs in sport awareness.

The program has an individual development focus; a high level of personal responsibility will be expected. The Academy is partnering with Netball NSW to progress athletes on the identified performance pathway. Training sessions are generally held throughout the Academy region, with the possibility of games scheduled against squads representing other NSW Regional Academies and participation in additional identified events such as The ClubsNSW Academy Games.

Athlete Levy

  • A joining levy of $400-00 ($200-00 for Umpires) GST inclusive will be applicable to all successful NEW athletes.
  • A uniform including a polo shirt, training shorts, tracksuit, training singlet, back pack and cap will be provided as part of the overall program.
  • Returning athletes will pay $300-00 ($100-00 for Umpires) and NOT receive any additional new uniform. Note: Additional items such as SWSAS Hooddies ($45) and SWSAS socks ($10) will be available.
  • All athlete levies must be paid in full within 21 days of selection, or the scholarship offer will be automatically withdrawn; unless agreed Board of Management arrangements have been confirmed.
  • The Academy squad will compete in additional competitions throughout the program where an additional cost will be incurred.

The 2018-2019 Netball Open's and Umpires Squad Trials

5.30pm at Minto Indoor Sports on Thursday 18th October 2018

Athletes are NOT permitted to wear their association/club/school uniform at any Academy trial.
Athletes MUST wear sleeveless top and shorts no longer than knee length.
SWSAS athletes from previous seasons are not permitted to wear any Academy gear including tracksuits at the trial)

This entire program will be going to Canberra (ACT Netball Academies) for orientation camp on the 3rd and 4th of November. This camp will attract a $90 all inclusive (transport, accommodation, meals, entry) levy and parents, although welcome as courtside spectators are not required to attend.

This camp is on short notice & we appreciate some athletes may be attending Premier League trials. We anticipate vast majority will attend but exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.



Playing Athletes nominate HERE
Umpiring Athletes nominate HERE

Nominations close 11th October

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