Given its vast popularity, Robina State High School has
recognised an opportunity to provide our students with a high-performance
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 every
session. Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters active and
healthy lifestyles with a group of passionate students that are wanting to
While the Netball Academy is a new addition to Robina State
High School, we are privileged to have dedicated staff working hard to develop
a specialised program for our students, with a focus on player improvement and
individualised skill and conditioning development.
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 elite 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 advance skills, physicality and game sense, along with creating a
well-educated, mentally strong athlete. Our aim is to develop a knowledge and
understanding of netball in line with Netball Queensland and Netball Australia.
Students in the Netball Academy have up to four training
sessions per week, two on the court and two conditioning sessions involving a
range of skills and drills to enhance each individual student's performance.
Students will also participate in theory sessions which look at game strategies
and other related elements such as nutrition, injury management and prevention
and goal setting. 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 will 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
incorporates the following components:
- Technical ability and skill acquisition
- Tactical knowledge and execution
- Strength and conditioning
Robina State High School’s Netball Academy students compete
in our Cluster Days. 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
Our Netball Academy students are also encouraged to perform
highly at an individual level with players being selected as representatives of
South Coast School Sports, their own clubs and at state and national levels.
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
- Commitment to complete all
sessions as required by the coach.
- Ability to work with others
The school will grant some scholarships for Year Six 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.
For more information contact:
Sports Academy Director
Netball Academy Director