2022 Staff
Carolyn Burgess, Head Coach
Georgia Fuller, Assistant Coach
Jemima Norbury, Development/Assistant Coach
Georgie Campbell, Manager
Rosemary Clarke, Head of Athletic Performance


2022 Athletes
Maddie Black
Imogen Bonny
Leila Campbell
Summer Carlon
Elisa Cook
Sophie Cross
Alexa Fellows
Isabel Hogg
Amelia Irvin
Sophie Male
Georgia McCormack
Chloe Miles
Ava Moller
Ava Pritchett
Tahlia Quinn
Ellie Smith
Chloe Turnbull
Kate Wallace
Lily Webb
Zali Wheatley


2022 Shadow Athlete
Madeline Priest


2022 Officiating Athletes
Ruby Miller
Sarah Oliver

Southern Sports Academy athletes meet to receive the best and most professional coaching available in the area. In this program, there will be 2 distinct training blocks to allow play at local club netball.

The program will provide coaching, training, and athletic development to improve athletes with a view to:
• Develop the fundamental skill level of athletes which will enhance their opportunities for selection
• Prepare athletes to a level where their transition to any representation ‘seamless’ in terms of programs or pathways;
• Increase the level of success of those athletes at competition and events.

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 with complimentary gym membership.

The Southern Sports Academy understands there is a great deal more to being an outstanding athlete than what happens solely on the sporting court. To this end, the Academy provides professional tuition for its athletes on Personal Development related issues. Topics that are covered include (but are not restricted to) Leadership Skills, Goal Setting, Expectations and Obligations of the Professional Athlete, Responsible Use of Social Media, Time Management and Media Skills.

All this adds up to the Southern Sports Academy leading the way in terms of providing valuable development opportunities for junior athletes in the Southern NSW region.


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

To be eligible for the Academy Netball Program, athletes must be turning 15 or 16 in 2022, ie. born between 2006 and 2007 inclusive and residing or schooling within the SSA catchment area.


NOTE: Umpires wishing to apply for the Officiating program must be aged turning 14-18 years 2022, ie born 2004 – 2008

IMPORTANT NOTE: Benefits are subject to pending Government Covid Restrictions

• Skills training sessions
• Induction and Leadership camp
• Academy camp (Sydney)
• Clubs NSW Academy Games (Riverina)
• Academy Challenge – Phase 1 NSW State selection trials (Selected players only)
• Muscular skeletal Screening and Athletic Development programming
• Workshops focussing on Sports Psychology, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Medicine. Workshops relating to
athlete personal development will also be offered during the scholarship period
• Gym membership (dependant on partnerships within your local town)
• Online and face-to-face education relating to athlete personal development
• Annual presentation evening (sit down dinner – pending Covid restrictions)
• Southern Sports Academy uniform

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

Athlete levies are subsidised by minimum $100 worth or raffle ticket sales by athletes.

* 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.