Netball Academy

Netball Academy

Netball Program, to assist in the development of netballers across the Goulburn Murray Region.

In 2020 AFL Goulburn Murray will continue the development program after a successful inaugural program in 2019, for young netballers from across the region.

The Junior Netball Academy is an elite netball development program, an initiative from AFL Goulburn Murray to assist in the development of players from across the region.

In 2020 a netball program will be ran for 12, 13  and 14 year old players who will receive a 12 week specialist netball program  predominately on Mondays after school.

The Academy Program consists of training sessions that aim to incorporate training, skill development, game sense, recovery, strength and conditioning, as well as educational sessions to develop these young players to achieve and be prepared for a higher level of Netball.

The Netballers will trial and be selected for their age group

Objectives of the  Junior Academy Program

The Goulburn Murray is striving to achieve a strong history in nurturing talented netball players.

AFL Goulburn Murray Commission is establishing a Junior Development Academy for the benefit of individuals, clubs, associations and junior coaches.

Participating and coaching with key focus areas:

  • Provide quality based player development to support and complement Club, League and Netball Associations.
  • Increase the depth of talent within the region through exposing more players to a higher level of training, participation and coaching.
  • Influence the behaviour and values of young players by providing a high quality training and playing environment.
  • To involve and support the personal development of regionally based netball coaches in the program for the betterment of future netball athletes.

Nomination Form

Nominations are now being sought for the AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Academy.
In 2020, AFL Goulburn Murray will continue the Netball Academy for approximately 50 young netballers across three age groups.

The following programs will be available in 2020.

*   14 – year old program
*   13 – year old program
*   12 – year old program.

Ages are taken at 31st December 2020:

*     Players turning 14 in 2020 (DOB 2006) will be considered for the 14 year old program.
*     Players turning 13 in 2020 (DOB 2007) will be considered for the 13 year old program.
*     Players turning 12 in 2020 (DOB 2008) will be considered for the 12 year old program.

Trails will be conducted at the Shepparton Netball Courts  – Brauman Street, Shepparton – 
Trails will commence 15 minutes after registration and run for approximately 1.5 hours

12 years (DOB 2008) 
*  Friday 8th November –             registration at 4.15pm
*  Sunday 10th November –         registration at 9.45am
*  Thursday 14th November –      registration at 4.15pm
13 years (DOB 2007)
* Thursday 7th November –        registration at 4.15pm
* Sunday 10th November –          registration at 11.15am
* Wednesday 13th November –   registration at 4.15pm

14 years (DOB 2006)
* Thursday 7th November –       registration at  5.45pm
* Sunday 10th November –         registration at 12.45pm
* Wednesday 13th November –  registration at 5.45pm

It is recommended that players attend a minimum of two trials.


Nominations need to be submitted by 5pm Tuesdayy 5th November and can be completed from the following link:



Nomination Form

AFL GM Netball Academy – Information Booklet 2020

AFL Goulburn Murray Premier Partner

AFL GM Academy Partners