South Australians named in Netball Australia development squads 

Eight South Australians have been announced in the under 17/U, 19U and Tall Athlete squads ahead of the high-performance pathway camps to be held in June and September this year.

Seven players were named in the 17/U squad, with shooter Lucy Austin also name in the Tall Athletes squad, and one player named in the 19/U squad.

South Australian athletes dominate the 17/U squad, after winning the national title at the National Netball Championships for the second year in a row.

Netball Australia’s General Manager – High Performance Pathway, Stacey West described the camps as an athlete’s opportunity to develop and progress into the elite pathway of netball in Australia.

“Whether it’s their first experience in the national pathway or they’ve been in the system a while, these athletes will benefit from specialised coaching to further develop their position-specific skills,” said West.

“The 17/U camp focusses on their development of their playing position, developing their skill set in the attack and defence units, then translating this new knowledge into match-play. Whereas, the 19/U and Talls’ camp extends the athletes’ knowledge and application in specialised skill, stretching and challenging the players to start thinking a bit differently.”

For the first time, a New Zealand representative side will join the 17/U camp, exposing the athletes to international competition.

“We’re really looking forward to having the New Zealand representative side join us in Canberra. The ability to analyse opposition and put strategies in play is a huge component of the camp, and exposing the athletes to this at an international level will be incredibly beneficial.” said West.

All three camps will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, with the 19/U and Tall Athletes camps beginning 25 June and the 17/U camp from 25 September.


2017 Australian 17/U Squad

Surname First Name Town Club
Allen Nyah Mt Gambier West Millicent NC
Austin Lucy Cumberland Park Matrics NC
Blackman Chelsea Gulfview Heights Contax NC
Dent Georgia Clarence Park Matrics NC
Orr Tyler Seaford Matrics NC
Watts Olivia Woodville South Garville NC
Williams Tayla Balaklava Contax NC


2017 Australian 19/U Squad

Surname First Name Town Club
Allen Sienna Mt Gambier West Garville NC


2017 Australian Tall Athletes Squad

Surname First Name Town Club
Austin Lucy Cumberland Park Matrics NC


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