The Mellor Olsson Academy Games are played annually at Priceline Stadium during the October school holidays as the culmination event to the National Dare to Develop a Diamond Academy Program.
Competing teams are from the eight regional and one metropolitan academy who complete the Academy Program in their respective regions through February to October.
The competition draw is structured on the number of players involved across all academies; players are 14-16 years old as per the curriculum and all players have the opportunity to be selected at the games for Phase 2 State 17U trials.
An important step in the player development pathway, the Mellor Olsson Academy Games is the culmination of dedicated hard work not just from the players, but also the coaches, program managers and umpires that are involved throughout the year.
Netball SA Academies
Mellor Olsson: Making a difference competition
Mellor Olsson is making a difference to netballers rising through the pathways with one Netball SA Academy set to win $1500 to spend on enhancing their Academy.
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