Netball Students Score at Graduation Event


On the 20th of November, SEDA saw over 50 Netball Victoria students celebrate their graduation from the 2013 program in the Victory Room at Etihad Stadium.

The graduation ceremony recognises the fantastic successes of the students by presenting awards to those who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, leadership, endeavour and community involvement in each of the NV programs.

SEDA Founder Chris Reidy said “it is a fantastic day to celebrate the tremendous hard work the students have done throughout the year”.

At the ceremony, diploma students Ellen Gellis, Stephanie White and Courtney Higlett, who spent a week on the Tiwi Islands as part of their major project focusing on developing the leadership skills of the Tiwi College female students, was awarded with a plaque in recognition of their fantastic efforts. Brad Green a SEDA Director and Hon. Hugh Delahunty the Minister for Sport and Recreation presented the students with their award.

The Netball Victoria Sports Development Program, in partnership with SEDA, offers year 11 and 12 students an engaging curriculum within the netball industry. The program delivers hands-on education that connects the classroom to the real world and assists students in creating pathways into employment or further study for their future. The students have been involved in a number of participation initiatives running over 130 clinics to community members in 2013.

We would like to congratulate the below students on their fantastic achievements:


Outstanding Achievement

Courtney Barnes

Brighid Donovan

Jessie Hare

Grace McLaren



Georgia Cardillo

Rebecca Proc

Laura Breen

Courtney Higlett



Shailee Smith

Maddison Davies

Rachel Woodcock

Trinette Werner

Stephanie White


Community Involvement

Emily Ciliberti

Sinead Watkins

Danielle Seisun

Ellen Gellis


The criteria for the awards are outlined below:

  • Outstanding achievement was awarded students who demonstrated the highest level of achievement within the program.
  • The leadership award was given to students who showed great leadership within their class.
  • The endeavour award was awarded to students who worked consistently hard to improve their skills and understanding in all areas of the program.
  • Community involvement award was given to students who significantly contributed to the community.