Netball Academy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Netball Academy at Robina State High School is our fastest growing program. The advancements that have been made in recent years see it as one of the elite Netball Academies across Queensland. 


Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters active and healthy lifestyles with a group of passionate students who are striving to succeed. The improvements in our netballers and the successes they have achieved in recent years are attributed to the Robina State High School Netball Academy and the hard work our players and coaches put into all sessions. 

Our Netball Academy prepares athletes for their progression through the Netball Australia pathway and provides them with the greatest opportunity to compete to the best of their ability at an advanced or development level. Our program is designed to assist individual development, ensuring that all athletes have an opportunity to advance through the sport.

The emphasis of the Robina State High School Netball Academy is to develop skills, physicality and game sense, along with creating a well-educated, mentally strong athlete. Our aim is to develop knowledge and understanding of the game in line with Netball Queensland and Netball Australia.

Lesson Design

Students in the Netball Academy have 4 training sessions per week, with 2 on the court. 1 conditioning session per week involves a range of skills and drills to enhance each individual. Students also participate in 1 theory session per week which looks at game strategies and other related elements such as nutrition, injury management and prevention and sports psychology. All of these sessions are extremely important to ensure students receive a holistic approach to the game of netball, developing their abilities and knowledge both on and off the court. Students also participate in practice games against other schools and work with specialist coaches.

The Netball Academy has been designed to meet the needs of each participant and incorporate the following components:

  1. Technical ability and skill acquisition sessions
  2. Tactical knowledge and execution
  3. Strength and conditioning


Robina State High School's Netball Academy students compete in our Interschool Sport Cluster Days, Alliance Cup and The PBNA Season. Our students also compete in the Vicki Wilson Cup. This competition is run by Netball Queensland, sponsored by The University of Queensland and endorsed by Queensland School Sport as the premier netball competition for high schools across all of Queensland. Participation in these competitions may also involve the opportunity for students to travel locally and interstate.

Our Netball Academy students are also encouraged to perform highly at an individual level with players being selected in representative teams at district, regional and state levels in both school and Club competitions.

Application Process

Acceptance into the Robina State High Netball Academy program is dependent upon a student's ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be of an acceptable playing standard and be prepared to reach their potential with hard work and dedication

  • Proven netball skill and ability (must be playing in at least a Club competition of high standard for their age)

  • Commitment to complete all sessions as required by the coach

  • Ability to work with others


The school will grant some scholarships for Year 6​ students upon entry into the Sports Academy Programs. Scholarships are by written application and winners will be presented with their scholarship at their own school graduation. The scholarship is for the year of entry only and may be a part or full scholarship to contribute to the Student Resource Scheme. 

Netball Brochure 

For more information contact:

Daniel Norton-Smith
 Sports Academy Director  
Zoe Walker
Netball Academy Director

Last reviewed 20 February 2023
Last updated 20 February 2023