Netball Academy


Given its vast popularity, Robina State High School has recognised an opportunity to provide our students with a high-performance Netball Academy.


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 succeed.

Program Development

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. 

Lesson Design

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 sessions
  • 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 and interstate. 

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.

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 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. ​

2020 Expression of Interest Applications due now.

​​Netball Brochure​


For more information contact:

 Sports Academy Director     

Alex Smit
Netball Academy Director

Last reviewed 18 September 2019
Last updated 18 September 2019