Atwell College

Netball Specialist Program

Atwell College is proudly one of five Tier 1 Netball WA Endorsed Netball Specialist Schools in the state.

The program aims to engage students to pursue netball by developing the skills needed for the netball pathways as an Athlete, Coach, Umpire and Official. Students have the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport and encourages ongoing participation for young women.


  • 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 and Umpiring Development
  • Community links (club & association)
  • Inclusive Coaching

Atwell College employs Netball Specialist Program staff with Netball Australia accreditation's and varying high levels of experience in Elite Sport.


Coordinator and Advanced Accredited Coach: Ms Sharon Dawson

WANL Rangers - Under 20's Assistant Coach and WANL Scouts Coach (Underpinning Development Program)

Intermediate Accredited Coach: Miss Katherine McKenzie

WANL Southside Demons - Under 20's Apprentice Coach and former WANL Player.

Intermediate Accredited Coach: Mrs Jessica Blackmore

Former WANL Player

Development Accredited Coach: Mrs Claire Winter

Former WANL Player


The program is offered to Year 7-10 students with four periods per week for theory and practical components.  Netball Specialist Training and opportunities continue in Year 11 / 12 as part of the Certificate II Courses in Sport and Recreation.  Students are selected based on their athletic ability, skill level, behaviour and grades (students must maintain a C grade average in all subjects).

If you are a current student in Year 7 to 10 and would like to trial for the Netball Specialist Program please complete the attached EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM and return to Sharon Dawson in the Phys Ed office or via email

This course has a compulsory charge associated with the program. Please refer to the Charges & Voluntary Contributions for your student's year group: 

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