2024 Athletes

Charlie Brooker

Ahlia Derrick

Mayah Dowling

Ella Fairman

Lara Farlow

Addison Farmer

Tali Fellow

Kaelani Goolagong

Summer Griffiths

Evie Henley

Poppy Hulm

Zahra Hunt

Annie Jones

Kewa Kahuroa

Charlotte (Salote) Niuila

Zoe Priest

Amber Sayers

Myah Sergi

Molly Stephen

Ella Thomas


2024 Officiating Athletes

Isabelle Fitzpatrick

Ruby Miller

Martha Tuckett

Head Coach

Carolyn Burgess

Assistant Coaches 

Georgia Fuller

Georgia Tilyard


Kim Jones

Umpire Coach Mentors 

Amanda McLaclan

Sherylle Sheehy

Umpire Coaches 

Jessica McCallum

Shannon Bahr

The RSL SSA 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 Netball NSW Athlete Pathway Framework

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

The 2024 netball program will run from October 2023 to September 2024. Trials for the 2024 RSL Netball Program: Phase 1 on Saturday, October 14, and Phase 2 on October 15 at PCYC Wagga.


This year will also see a Netball Officiating Program – please see the nomination form for further information.

To be eligible for selection in the 2024 program, athletes must:

  • be turning 15 or 16 years old in 2024
  • be living or attending school in the SSA catchment area
  • be a current financial member of their local association and Netball NSW
  • submit a nomination form before the closing date and attend the trial.


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

A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes.  Also an athlete uniform ordered though our online clothing supplier is required for new athletes.

Athlete levies are subsidised by minimum $100 worth or raffle ticket sales by athletes, this program is also eligible for the NSW Government Active Kids $50 voucher rebate.

* Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum but enable the athlete to participate in Academy development programs at a greatly reduced rate.

Nominations are now closed.If you are interested in becoming a part of the Southern Sports Academy’s Netball Program for 2024, please fill out an Expression of Interest form below, and you will be notified once Nominations open.

Netball Expression of Interest