2023|24 SQUAD

First NameLast NameLGA
DelikaBoneyTamworth Regional
ChelseaCurryArmidale Dumaresq
MiaGentleTamworth Regional
JasmineHarrisTamworth Regional
JessieJohnsonTamworth Regional
JasmineKlingnerGlen Innes Severn
SuzannaLockwoodGlen Innes Severn
MaddisonMasonTamworth Regional
AvaMcAuleyTamworth Regional
IslaMcIndoeGlen Innes Severn
EvieO'BrienTamworth Regional
PaigePattersonArmidale Dumaresq
MiaPriceArmidale Dumaresq
NyaQuinlanArmidale Dumaresq
SophieSchweitzerMoree Plains
ElizabethShepheardArmidale Dumaresq
MaryUgwumbaArmidale Dumaresq
MiaWatsonGlen Innes Severn

Program Personnel

First NameLast NamePosition
ColleenMitchellHead Coach
Lauren SmartCoach
Julie FullerCoach

Program Information

The NIAS Netball program operates annually in two periods (November – April and July to September) and plays a significant role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of talented young netballers.The program consists of both on-court skills training, fitness and off-court athlete education and provides:

  • Regional Training Sessions – technical and tactical skill development. 
  • Access to a network of specialized coaches
  • Performance support and education such as Nutrition, Sports Psychology, RuralFit- Strength and Conditioning, Media training.
  • Opportunities such as attendance at the NSW Netball Academy weekend camp
  • Participation in higher levels of competition, such as Your Local Club Academy Games and Academy Challenge – for selected athletes.


Eligibility & Selection

To be eligible for the NIAS Netball program, athletes must be turning 15 or 16 in 2024 (ie. born in 2008 or 2009).

To be eligible for the NIAS Netball Umpires program, athletes must be turning 14-18 years in 2024 (ie. born 2006- 2010).

All athletes must be a registered member of a local Netball association, and reside in or attend school in the NIAS catchment area.

Athletes will be offered a place in the NIAS Netball Program based on performance at selection trials and through talent identification processes, including attitude and commitment to Netball.

Program Partners


  • Intensive coaching from accredited regional, guest and state level coaches.
  • Access to RuralFit Training Hubs across the region- Tamworth, Armidale, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Glen Innes
  • Regional training sessions – technical and tactical skill development.
  • Performance Support including Sport Psychology, Nutrition, Fitness Assessments, Strength & Conditioning and more.
  • Complimentary invitation to the annual Academy Awards.
  • Opportunities to participate in higher level competitions and challenges.
  • Be committed to a holistic approach to their development, both on and off the field.
  • Comply with the training requirements and respond in a positive manner to any feedback.
  • Maintain an appropriate performance standard to continue to receive opportunities.
  • Behave and dress in an appropriate manner when representing NIAS and its sponsors.
    Wear NIAS apparel when representing the Academy at events.
  • Be available to sponsors and the media for promotional purposes.
  • Adhere to NIAS Athlete Code of Conduct and policies including anti-doping policy.
  • Maintain regular communication with NIAS and coaching staff as required.

$220 includes: training sessions, coaching and performance support activities, and invitations to special events such as the annual Academy Awards Night.
NIAS is an approved organisation for NSW Government Active Kids Vouchers.

  • Academy Challenges, Academy Games and any specific Sports Tours are additional to the Athlete Levy. Costs differ from sport to sport.
  • Athlete Uniform. Costs vary from sport to sport.

Past squads

Delika Boney                                                                   Juliet Maxwell
Hannah Bourke                                                              Ellie Miller
Megan Crutcher                                                            Bridie O’Niell
Chelsea Curry                                                                Isabel Schweitzer
Zalia Hobday                                                                  Holly Sheedy
Mackenzie Knox – Umpire                                           Chelsie Smith
Amelia Langford                                                           Haylee Turner
Tara Lavender                                                                Skye Vaughan
Alison Lockwood

Tori Alliston                                                                      Scout Newberry
Charlotte Baker                                                               Bridie Russell
Louisa Beatty                                                                   Holly Sheedy
Elinor Brooks                                                                    Kyanna Skuthorpe
Charlotte Craig                                                                Alice Swain
Keira Kerr                                                                          Camilla Teague
Isabel Kerr                                                                        Skye Vaughan
Tara Lavender                                                                  Bria Wineti


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