2019 Staff
Rosemary Clarke, Head Coach
Carmel Lemon, Assistant Coach


2019 Athletes
Katie Anderson
Charlotte Bartholomew
Cyprus Clay
Gemma Delany
Halle Derrick
Sophie Fawns
Ruby Gillard
Abbey Hamblin
Alicia Johnson
Isobella Makeham
Darcie Manning
Millar Parr
Mia Paton
Abbey Reinhold
Ashley Reynoldson
Mia Tanner
Phoebe Wallace


2019 Development Athletes
Ella Morrissey
Moriah Olsen

Southern Sports Academy athletes come together at least once a month to receive the best and most professional coaching available in the area. Our coaching staff are the highest qualified and most experienced coaches available in Southern NSW. They are passionate about working with and developing talented young athletes from the area and continue to produce outstanding athletes, some of which have progressed to the highest level in their chosen sport

In addition to the quality coaching, all scholarship holders in the Academy are also exposed to a range of workshops from our specialist consultants including workshops relating to Sports Psychology, Nutrition, Recovery, Athletic Development as well as receiving Strength and Conditioning training that is specific to their sport.

The Academy will also deliver an Induction and Leadership weekend which is a compulsory event for all athletes of the Academy.

To be eligible for the Academy Netball Program, athletes must be born between 2002 and 2004 inclusive (Athletes must be turning 14, 15 or 16 in 2018) and residing or schooling within the SSA catchment area.

  • Induction and Leadership camp/Netball specific session (Borambola- 2 nights accommodation + meals)
  • 5 two-day training weekends (Junee)
  • 1 overnight camp/training Borambola (accom + meals)
  • Clubs NSW Academy Games – Hunter (Travel, 2 nights’ accommodation + all meals except one dinner) * en route meals at own expense
  • Netball NSW Regional Academy High Performance Camp – Sydney. (Travel, 2 nights’ accommodation + all meals) * en route meals at own expense
  • Online and face-to-face education relating to athlete personal development
  • Personalised athletic development (S&C) programs developed by Academy PADM David Ferguson
  • Gym membership (dependant on partnerships within your local town). Information to follow.
  • Preferred rate on consultation services provided by Active Physiotherapy
  • Privileged pricing on Puma online store purchases
  • Annual presentation evening – October 2018, (sit down dinner)
  • Full levy ($1195) including uniform consists of training singlet, training shorts, polo, tracksuit jacket, tracksuit pants and bodysuit.

The total program cost is $1195* which is all inclusive. For returning athletes that have already acquired the compulsory clothing, the total program cost is $900*

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.