Greater Bank Hunter Academy of Sport Netballers to take part in the Aspire Program
Here's How Greater Bank and the Hunter Academy of Sport are helping Aspiring young Netballers be their best.
Greater Bank is the major sponsor of The Hunter Academy of Sport's Netball Program, which is designed to develop player's skills and improve their knowledge of performance manegement, training and nutrition in a supportive environment.
As a long-term supporter of grassroots netball, Greater Bank will further reinforce its support for the Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Squad through the introduction of the Aspire program. Aspire is the creation of Giants Netball Star Sam Poolman, and aims to allow young athletes to up their skill-set and learn how to navigate pathways from amateur to professional sport.
At Greater Bank, we share Sam's passion for helping foster the dreams of young players who see themselves one day reaching the elite level in the sport they love. The Aspire Program has been developed in conjunction with Hunter Academy of Sport, and with financial support from Greater Bank.
Sam brings many years of experience managing junior development programs, and will run the Aspire Program in the form of an intensive 10 week course, with 90 minutes exposure time weekly. Running from Ausgust to mid-October, the program comes at a vital time for members of the Academy Netball Squad, as they approach NSW state selection at the end of the year.
Our involvement with Hunter Academy of Sport
For more than 20 years, Greater Bank has funded talented athletes who have the world at their feet. These athletes are high achieving students of the Hunter Academy of Sport, who receive holistic support to develop their talent to the fullest potential.
The Hunter Academy of Sport gives regional and rural, young athletes the chance to gain training and advice of a world class standard without moving too far from home. Many hundreds of young athletes have attended the Academy and as a result, have taken part in sports talent development programs, training camps, clinics and national congresses. The Academy provides a holistic approach to sport, knowing that an athlete is expected to do much more than just perform in their chosen field. Professionals at the Hunter Academy of Sport provide advice in areas such as sports administration, coaching, refereeing and umpiring, facilities, injuries, fitness testing, sport psychology, dental and eye care, public speaking and media training, ethics in sport, nutrition and personal development.
Hunter Festival of Sport Netball Tournament
The Hunter Festival of Sport has been one of the most exciting and successful initiatives undertaken by the H.A.S. Each year, across 84 sporting facilities, thousands of participants battle it out in pursuit of glory. As a champion of Grassroots Netball, Greater Bank is lending it's support to the Festival of Sport Netball Tournament held at Maitland Basketball Stadium.
Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Program
Each year 30 squad members are selected to take part in the Hunter Academy Netball Program. The program is designed to develop players skills and improve their knowledge of performance management, training and nutrition. Greater Bank is thrilled to get behind this fantastic program by being the major sponsor as well as developing the girls financial literacy skills and helping them to work towards their finanicial as well as sporting goals.
Check out the Hunter Academy of Sport's website by clicking here.