Juniors net $5000 development grant
Young netballers will benefit from a program aimed to enhance regional talent, after receiving a $5000 grant.
The Great Southern Netball Regional Academy Program has been successful in obtaining the fund towards their Dare to Develop Diamond initiative, a program which incorporates 11 regions within the State and targets sub-elite junior athletes.
More than 30 athletes aged 1416 years old will benefit from this program.
Coach, Dale Nielson will assist program co-ordinators in enhancing the regional talent development program, as well as help create a high-performance plan for the new Netball WA competition framework starting in 2019.
The athletes will also gain access to High Performance Sports Psychologist Adrian Schonfeld.
Schonfeld will conduct a presentation on mental resilience in the sport.
The athletes will participate in a six-week strength and conditioning program in Albany and Katanning.
The GSSTA was formed to help the Great Southern athletes and coaches progress from sub-elite to elite level within their specific high-performance pathway.
Funding is also available to support regional talent development programs, through financial assistance to Regional Associations of up to $5000.
The GSSTA is assisted by the Department of Sport and Recreation with funding from Royalties for Regions.
The Great Southern Netball Regional Academy Program has been successful in obtaining the funds towards their Dare to Develop Diamond initiative.