Atwell College

Netball Specialist Program

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The Netball Specialist Program is now offered to year 7, 8, 9 and 10 girls that are both enthusiastic and studious. The program offers your child the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport and encourages ongoing participation in sport for young women. NSP students are also encouraged to combine academic achievement and sporting excellence that mirrors both the school and program's philosophy.

Netball is currently offered as a general course in year 7 and as an elective and specialist program for years 8, 9 and 10. Year 7 students participate in an introduction course alongside their Physical Education classes, whereas when students are selected into the program after trialling, they have practical and theory classes for 4 hours per week. The program offers students the opportunity to succeed in the following:

  • Netball skill development
  • Athlete development (diet, nutrition, fitness, preparation & recovery)
  • Sports nutrition
  • Fitness testing and assessment
  • Injury prevention (taping, sports medicine & rehabilitation)
  • Game systems and strategies
  • Coaching                                                                  
  • Umpiring
  • Event coordination
  • Community links (club & association)
  • Inclusive practice (Kim Beasley Learning Centre)                                                                                                                                                                                      


NSP students have the opportunity to develop physical, social and psychological skills throughout their time within the program. Knowledge, strategies and tactics of Netball are assimilated in a progressive way to ensure athletes move from a basic to an advanced level. The college will then offer students in their final year of the program, the opportunity to go interstate on tour. This experience provides students a range of opportunities for their future Netball aspirants. Student performances are recorded after each competition in order for individual and squad programs to be further developed during their time with the program.

Students are selected based on their athletic ability, skill level, behaviour, grades (please note that students must maintain a C grade average in ALL subjects), and commitment. Trials will be held on Thursday, 22nd June  for all 2018 applicants. Separate testing will occur at the beginning of 2018 for students in years 7, 8, 9 and 10 if new to the school. If interested in the program please see attached:

NSP Application Form

Expression of Interest Form (for new students to the college)


For more information about the program please contact:

Mrs Jessica Blackmore

HPE Teacher & NSP Coordinator

Enquiries: 9414 4393

Netball WA

In proud partnership with Netball WA