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Netball Victoria Talent Academy
The Netball Victoria Talent Academy is an athlete development and identification program in Netball Victoria's high-performance pathway. The program is delivered by highly qualified coaching and support staff with a focus on technical and tactical skill development, strength and conditioning and athlete wellbeing.
Athletes have the opportunity to be coached by some of Victoria’s leading coaches, including Simone McKinnis, Carol Cathcart, Gerard Murphy, Kaylea Ingham-McQuade and Leesa Gallard.
2021 Talent Academy Selections
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Ballarat Netball Association
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Flora Hill Stadium Bendigo
Saturday, 13 March 2021
Shepparton Sports Stadium
Sunday, 14 March 2021
La Trobe Leisure Centre Churchill
Sunday, 21 March 2021
State Netball Hockey Centre
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Eagle Stadium Werribee
11:00am - 6:00pm
The Netball Victoria Talent Academy forms an integral part of the high-performance pathway for athletes between the ages of 15-19 years.
Athletes in all regions of Victoria can nominate themselves for 2021 selection. Nominations closer 31st January 2021.
Charlotte Di Toro
Edie Van Der Velden
Charlotte van der Starre
Lead Coach - Adrian Ballantyne
Development Coach - Matthew Cooke
Development Coach - Sophie Durnan
Development Coach - Mel Crotty
Team Manager - Kylie Bloch
Lead Coach - Eliza Allan
Development Coach - Lauren Nardelli
Development Coach - Yvonne Porter
Development Coach - David O'Hare
Team Manager - Penny Forrest
Lead Coach - Karen Meredith
Development Coach - Ben Dixon
Development Coach - Mandy Hopkins
Team Manager - Judi Buhagiar
Lead Coach - Fiona Boyer
Development Coach - Noel Halton
Development Coach - Meagan Harrison
Team Manager - Kerry Kelton
Lead Coach - Madeleine Foot
Development Coach Claire Drum
Development Coach Biana Mann
Team Manager Lisa Mangan
Lead Coach - Kim Bailey
Development Coach - Kate McMahon
Development Coach - Tracy Howard
Team Manager - Nicole Sadler
Inter Academy Weekend
All Talent Academies participate in the Inter Academy Weekend at the State Netball & Hockey Centre. The event provides athletes the opportunity to demonstrate and apply skills learned in the program over the two day competition.
The Inter Academy Weekend is an important part of the Netball Victoria athlete pathway as the competition provides the opportunity for 17/U Victorian state selectors to view all Academy athletes and talent identify athletes to attend the 17/U state squad selections.
Questions and queries may also be forwarded to the High Performance Pathways Coordinator - Sarah Collett