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ASPIRE Netball

ASPIRE Netball is an intensive 10 week program for players between 14-16 years. The program is run in conjunction with the Hunter Academy of Sport Greater Bank Netball Squad.

The program is an opportunity for players to improve their netball skills and learn first-hand what it takes to become a professional athlete. It provides direct coaching from professional players and coaches, specialized physio sessions, strength and conditioning, rehab and recovery resources and a large component on wellbeing. Athletes also are provided with an opportunity to seek feedback and guidance by a mentor.

About Sam Poolman

Sam Poolman has been playing netball in the Hunter since she was seven years old. Since then, she's gone on to represent her region, her state and her country. Sam is currently playing in the Super Netball in the position of Goal Keeper.

Sam attributes her success to three key traits - being coachable, passionate and committed. After reaching the highest peak in her chosen sport, she's returned to her home region to help aspiring young athletes follow in her footsteps.

While Sam currently plays in Sydney, her frequent return visits to her home region allowed her to identify a pathway gap for young girls wanting to turn their sporting passion into something more.

Sam created a program called ASPIRE to help further develop and assist athletes to reach their goals, and we've been right behind her all the way.

ASPIRE assists local netballers in becoming successful on the court and Sam's holistic approach to the program helps develop the life skills and identify personality traits that are vital to a career as an athlete.

Register for ASPIRE

Sam is hosting ASPIRE Development and ASPIRE Strive Clinics at local netball association courts across Newcastle and The Hunter - visit her website to book your place today!