The inaugural Academy Challenge took place from 29 September – 1 October 2018 in Orange, NSW.

The full list of winners and individual achievements from the event are;

Division Winners
Division 1 (Blue): Sydney Netball Academy 1st – Central Coast Academy of Sport 2nd
Division 1 (White): Western Region Academy of Sport 1st – Illawarra Academy of Sport 2nd
Division 2 (Red): North Coast Academy of Sport 1st – South East Sports Academy 2nd
Division 2 (Orange): Hunter Academy of Sport 1st – Illawarra Academy of Sport 2nd
Division 2 (Green): Sydney Netball Academy 1st – Western Sydney Academy of Sport 2nd

Most Valuable Players
Division 1 (Blue): Grace Korovata – Southern Sports Academy
Division 1 (White): Elizabeth Chard – Northern Inland Academy of Sport
Division 2 (Red): Charlise Cleary – South East Sports Academy
Division 2 (Orange): Janemaire Henry – South West Sydney Academy of Sport
Division 2 (Green): Clancy Best – Western Region Academy of Sport

Player of the Tournament
Sophie Fawn – Southern Sports Academy

Umpires Badged – National C Badge
Sophie Webster – Hunter Academy of Sport
Maicee Heterick – Lithgow

Umpires Badged – National B Badge
Rebecca Weekes – Dubbo
Ella Taylor – Hunter Academy of Sport

Elite Coaching Accreditation
Linda Macleod – Western Region Academy of Sport