Atwell College

Netball Specialist Program

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Atwell's College Netball Specialist Program has now been endorsed as a Tier 1 Specialist Netball School for 2018 by Netball Western Australia. This is an outstanding achievement as the endorsement recognises that we are one of the Top 5 Specialist Netball Schools in the state. Netball WA Endorsed Specialist Netball Schools must be able to demonstrate that they are able to provide a successful program that covers all aspects of netball and a holistic approach to student development.

The Netball Specialist Program is currently offered to year 7, 8, 9 and 10 girls that are both enthusiastic and studious.  The program can now be further developed and extended to Senior School for the future with our endorsement as a Tier 1 Specialist School.

The program offers your child the opportunity to excel in their chosen sport and encourages ongoing participation in sport for young women. NSP students are also encouraged to combine academic achievement and sporting excellence that mirrors both the school and program's philosophy.

Netball is currently offered as a general course in year 7 and as an elective and specialist program for years 8, 9 and 10. Year 7 students participate in an introduction course alongside their Physical Education classes, whereas when students are selected into the program after trialling, they have practical and theory classes for 4 hours per week. The program offers students the opportunity to succeed in the following:

  • Netball skill development
  • Athlete development (diet, nutrition, fitness, preparation & recovery)
  • Sports nutrition
  • Fitness testing and assessment
  • Injury prevention (taping, sports medicine & rehabilitation)
  • Game systems and strategies
  • Coaching                              
  • Umpiring
  • Event coordination
  • Community links (club & association)
  • Inclusive practice (Kim Beasley Learning Centre)                                                                                                                                                    


NSP students have the opportunity to develop physical, social and psychological skills throughout their time within the program. Knowledge, strategies and tactics of Netball are assimilated in a progressive way to ensure athletes move from a basic to an advanced level. The college will then offer students in their final year of the program the opportunity to go interstate on tour. This experience provides students a range of opportunities for their future Netball aspirants. Student performances are recorded after each competition in order for individual and squad programs to be further developed during their time with the program.

Students are selected based on their athletic ability, skill level, behaviour, grades (please note that students must maintain a C grade average in ALL subjects) and commitment.

For students in Years 7-10 (2018) who are interested in the program, apply here.

Trials for interested Year 6 applicants entering into Year 7 in 2019 is on Wed 27 June 2018. Application for the trials is now OPEN and all Expression of Interest Form must be emailed or handed in by Mon 25 June 2018.


For more information about the program, please contact:

Ms Sharon Dawson

HPE Teacher & NSP Coordinator

Enquiries: 6174 2229

Netball WA

In proud partnership with Netball WA