The SESA Netball Program forms an important step in the Netball NSW Player Development Pathway and focuses on improving and developing player skills.
The SESA Netball program provides development, education and support structures for athletes to easily integrate to the next level of the elite athlete pathway and focuses on individual athlete development.
Scholarship holders will be required to undergo an induction process, attend weekend training camps, and participate in academy activities.
Academy Netball provides each athlete:
Coaching Excellence – In a series of training sessions netballers will work with experienced coaches to develop court skills and Netball IQ.
Personal Growth – Off court sessions such as time management, performance under pressure and nutrition ensure athletes grow on and off the court.
General Athletic Development – Testing and an introduction to Strength and Conditioning will improve speed, power and reactive ability on court and will lessen the chance of injury.
High level Competitive Experience - Two Academy Challenges are planned in 2020. Netballers from SESA will play against athletes from all corners of NSW in a fun competition that is all about individual development. A selection process may take place to compete at these events.
High Performance Camp – Academy athletes all come together at Netball Central in Sydney for a weekend camp where the girls have the opportunity to learn from the best of the best.
A step on the Pathway – If you dream of being selected to represent Netball NSW one day or play for the Giants, the Swifts or the Diamonds, the SESA netball program is an important step in your development.
To be eligible for a 2020 SESA Netball Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:
Be a financial member of Netball NSW
Reside within the South East Region of NSW
Athletes turning 14, 15 or 16 years of age in 2020.
To gain selection into the SESA Netball Program athletes must satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following:
Be athletic and show potential in improving skills and ability
Be enthusiastic, motivated, and committed
Willingness to learn and apply coaching ideas.
Conditions of scholarship
SESA Netball Scholarship holders are expected to:
Attend all program activities
Be committed and prepared to work toward improving performance
Be committed to a holistic approach to athlete development
Not take or use performance enhancing drugs or illegal drugs or participate in other activities that are prohibited by the South East Sports Academy Code of Conduct
Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing SESA
Attend the Athlete Education camp at Jindabyne on 16-17 November 2019.
An athlete levy of $350 will apply which covers the cost of program activities.
There is an additional fee to attend the Your Local Club Academy Games and the Academy Challenge.
Complete an online nomination form by 5pm on Wednesday 30 October 2019.
Attend selection trials
DATE: Sunday 3 November 2019
Time: 9.30AM -1.00PM (Please arrive by 9.00AM)
Venue: AIS Netball Courts
2019 Netball Squad
Alyssa Beasy; Alicia Carter; Charlise Cleary; Amy Frost; Roxy Horne; Eleni Lolesio; Tatyana Ludwig; Paige Manners; Darcy Mars; Jessica McDonald; Lucinda McGilvray; Sophie McInerney; Bree Mealy; Georgia Norman; Takiya Norris; Amelia Rademaker; Chloe Regterschot; Claire Robinson; Hailey Ruyssenaers; Sarah Shooks; Laura Sierant; Emily Woodward
Netball Program Dates for 2019
Sunday 11 August
9.30am - 12.30pm
Goulburn – Veoila Centre, 45 Braidwood Rd Goulburn
Sunday 1 September
Canberra – Netball ACT Centre Lyneham
Sunday 15 September
9.30am – 1pm
Q-One Sports Centre – 1A Yass Rd Queanbeyan
Friday 28 – Monday 30 September
Sunday 3 November
Athlete Applications close 30 October 2019
Manager nominations for 2020 open
Manager applications close 28 october 2020
the 2019 sesa coaching team
Victoria Schmahl, Head Coach
Carly Symons, head Coach
Tanya Baker, Assistant coach
Simone Blay, Assistant coach
Kelly Lolesio, Manager
Helen McDonald, Manager