Nominations for the WRAS 2019 netball program will open in early August 2018.

Trial dates

Phase 1 selection trial – Sunday 26 August 2018 in Bathurst OR Sunday 2 September 2018 in Dubbo.  Further information and a link to the nomination form will be available in early August 2018

Phase 2 final selection trial – Sunday 23 September (by invitation only).

Who is eligible?

Phase 1 selection trial – open to netball players born in 2003, 2004 or 2005 living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area.

Phase 2 selection trial – by invitation only.  To be eligible netballers must have attended a Phase 1 trial, be an age eligible WRAS 2018 netball squad athlete or be identified by Netball NSW.

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The WRAS catchment includes the following council areas:  Bathurst Regional, Bland, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo Regional (including Wellington), Forbes, Gilgandra, Hilltops (including Boorowa and Young), Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Number of Athletes

Up to 24 athletes will be selected


Selected athletes are expected to attend all development training activities and events that are conducted throughout the duration of the program.  WRAS expects netball to be your primary sport of participation


The 2018 netball program will run from November 2018 to September 2018.

Athletes will be assessed on set criteria which will be provided before the trials.

Benefits to athletes selected in WRAS

  • Intensive training by quality coaches
  • Skill development
  • Development camps (including live in camps)
  • Strength and conditioning programs, support and advice (including functional movement screening)
  • Fitness testing
  • Education/personal development sessions
  • Opportunities to compete in Academy events