The Greater Bank WRAS Netball program provides high performance coaching and training opportunities to up-skill athletes and assist them in progressing to higher representation within the sport of netball.

The program is endorsed by Netball NSW and provides talented netballers the opportunity to grow as netballers and people within the framework of Netball Australia’s Develop a Diamond program.

The program sits between local representative netball and higher order representation such as NSW state team selection.

The 2021 netball program will run from late January 2021 to October 2021 and athletes will graduate from the program at the 2021 Presentation Night.  Nominations to trial will open on 13 October 2020.  Phase 1 trials will be held on 14 and 15 November 2020

Nominations for the WRAS 2021 Netball Program have now closed, to nominate your interest for the 2022 program click here.

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To be eligible for selection in the 2021 program athletes must:

  • be turning 14, 15 or 16 years old in 2021
  • be living or attending school in the WRAS catchment area
  • be a current financial member of their local association and Netball NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date and attend a phase 1 trial day.

The following selection criteria may be taken into consideration during the selection process:

  • Physical attributes and capabilities
  • Technical competence
  • Tactical awareness
  • Potential to improve
  • Competitive ability
  • Individual application
  • Performance and results at specific events
  • Coachability and behaviour
  • Intensive training sessions by local elite coaches
  • Skill development
  • Inter-Academy Development camps
  • Strength and conditioning/Injury prevention screenings and programs
  • Sports science fitness testing
  • Educational seminars
  • Opportunities to compete in elite events such as the Your Local Club Academy Games

Head Coach – Linda Macleod (Dubbo)
Assistant Coach – Karen Weekes (Dubbo)
Assistant Coach – Lana McCarthy (Bathurst)
Apprentice Coach – Rebecca May (Dubbo)
Squad Manager – Peta McAneney (Dubbo)

Squad Athletes
Taliyaha Chatfield – Bathurst
Hope Coombes – Bathurst
Bronte Cullen-Ward – Bathurst
Sarah Dickerson – Bathurst
Eliza English – Mudgee
Layla Fearnley – Blayney
Charli Greatbatch – Orange
Evie Hall – Dubbo
Samantha Hanrahan – Bathurst
Eva Keegan – Orange
Eva Marchant – Dubbo
Zoe McAneney – Dubbo
Makayla McKeown – Geurie
Maddison Morgan – Dubbo
Sophie McLennan – Cowra
Asha Nicol – Orange
Ebony O’Sullivan – Dubbo
Talia Opetaia – Orange
Kate Proctor – Cowra
Saxbii Shaw – Dubbo
Maia Wake – Dubbo
Abigail Williams – Bathurst
Mackenzie Wright – Molong
Hallie Wolfenden – Cowra

Training Partners
Ellen Dolbel – Orange
Georgia Faichney – Dubbo
Laura Scott – Bathurst