Athletic Program



Program Overview

The FWAS Netball Program forms an important step in the Netball NSW Player Development Pathway and focuses on improving and developing player skills.

The FWAS 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 benefits

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 FWAS will play against athletes from all corners of NSW in a fun competition that is all about individual development.

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 FWAS netball program is an important step in your development.

Athlete eligibility

To be eligible for a FWAS Netball Scholarship, athletes must satisfy the following criteria:

1.     Be a financial member of Netball NSW

2.     Reside within the Far West Region of NSW

3.     Athletes turning 14, 15 or 16 years of age in 2020 

Selection criteria

To gain selection into the FWAS 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

FWAS 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 Far West Academy of Sport Code of Conduct

  • Behave and dress in a professional and dignified manner when representing FWAS

Selection process

Netballers who are turning 14, 15 or 16 years of age in 2020 and who reside in the Far West Region of NSW are invited to complete an online nomination form and attend Academy Trials.

Trial details

Trials will be held at the Warren Sporting Complex on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 9:30am.

2020 Netball Program

Athletes selected into the program will participate in:

  • Academy Camp

  • Academy Games

  • Approximately 10 training sessions (February to April and August to October)

  • Fitness testing and Off-court education sessions.

  • Inter-academy competitions including the Your Local Club Academy Games

  • High performance camp.

Training camps will be held at Warren Sporting Complex, Warren.



Nominations are now open for the 2020 FWAS Netball Program.