NV Talent Squad takes to the court


Netball Victoria kicked off their NV Talent Squad Program on Sunday 5 July. The Program provides developmental and Specialist training across the 2 tier Squad program and provides an opportunity for the state’s most promising athletes to work on their skills leading into State Team selections.

The program is led by Talent Squad Head Coach Cathy Fellows who is supported by Tier 1 Assistant Coach Sharon Hook and experienced Pathway coach Leesa Gallard who is the Tier 2 Coach.

The Squad completed their second session today, Friday 10 July, with a full day at the State Netball & Hockey Centre. This included a number of wellbeing sessions, which involved social media/cyber safety, goal setting and sports psychology as well as strength and conditioning with specialist sessions.

Netball Victoria Wellbeing Coordinator Tanya Gamble was heavily involved in today’s session and noted that the day provided a key opportunity to provide additional education and support to identified athletes working within Netball Victoria pathways.

“Achieving at the Elite level presents significant pressures both on and off the court for our young athletes, it is important that we provide education and support throughout their development to assist them in realising their goals,” said Gamble.

The Talent Squad also get their chance to take on the 19/U English side when they tour in late July in a series of 3 matches:

24 July State Netball Hockey Centre 6pm-9pm Tier 1 v England
26 July Maribyrnong College 3.30pm-7.30pm Tier 2 v England
27 July Maribyrnong College 6pm-9pm Tier 1 v England


More information regarding these matches will be released next week.

Netball Victoria congratulates the following athletes in their selection into the 2015 NV Talent Squad Program:

Tier 1

Libby Birch
Kayla Brown
Emily Browne
Laura Cayzer
Lauren Close
Ramayer Gourley
Mandy Hanegraaf
Carly Harrison
Majar Hikuroa
Molly Jovic
Mercedes Lewis
Bridget O’Halloran
Georgette Paatsch
Emily Post
Kelsie Rainbow
Tahnysha Salanoa
Julia Smith
Sarah Szcykulski
Andrea Tai
Zanna Woods


Tier 2

Ashleigh Barnett
Natalie Billing
Georgia Bowkett
Amelia Brock
Isabella Brown
Ellen Chick
India Coghlan
Gabby Dwyer
Tayla Falconer
Bridgette Furphy
Brooke Goldsmith
Maddie Gray
Georgia Harper
Sarah Hosking
Kailah-Mae Keepen
Sarah King
Laura McClelland
Linda Nekelo
Jacinta Savory
Rosie Shannahan
Ruth Smith
Madeline Stewart
Monique Tarrant
Jacinta Tipping
Hannah VanGemst
Maddison Wallmeyer