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Greater Bank supports Netball Associations

From grassroots to elite, here's how

We support grassroots netball associations, academies and ASPIRE. We’re providing pathways to the top of the sport while encouraging girls to be active, healthy members of their communities.

Greater Bank supports Netball Associations

Sport in Australia - a huge part of our culture

There’s so much potential in regional areas. We see real benefits to local communities when we support Netball at all levels.

Supporting both athletes and everyday people

Our Community Sponsorship programs support sport at grassroots level by directly helping local Netball Associations. Plus, we offer funding to regional sport academies to help locals take their skills to the next level.

We’re also proud to support Sam Poolman’s Aspire Netball Program. Sam teaches more than netball: resilience, nutrition and wellbeing.

“No matter what skill level, simply giving the girls a place to try their best, to meet and form some life-long friendships is amazing,” says Sam.

Our Academy Netball Programs

Hunter Academy

Greater Bank has been supporting the Hunter Academy of Sport for more than two decades and looks forward to continuing its support of the netball program. The Academy gives young athletes from across Newcastle and the wider Hunter Region the opportunity to receive training and tutelage of a world-class standard without the need for moving or travelling to a metropolitan centre. The netball talent development program plays a vital role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young netball players. The program will consist of on-court skills training, fitness and athlete education, as per the Netball Australia Develop a Diamond program. It provides a holistic approach to sport, knowing that an athlete is expected to do much more than just perform in their chosen field. Greater Bank is happy to support the program and our athletes with the necessary financial skills and assistance it takes to be an athlete.

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Central Coast Academy

The Central Coast Academy of Sport’s Greater Bank Netball Program provides 28 aspiring young athletes access to quality development opportunities. The Academy takes netballers from across the region through Netball Australia’s Develop a Diamond Academy program, that provides individual skill development and a pathway for state and national team selection. As well as developing elite athletes, the Academy program also focuses on educating and developing local coaches and umpires under the Netball NSW guidelines. Our program draws on the best athletes from the three local netball associations and provides them with a higher level of training, as well as education in youth leadership. As a result, it is not only preparing these players for higher representative honours, but also making them well-rounded athletes and leaders both on and off the court.

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Western Region Academy

Greater Bank’s commitment to supporting regional netball pathways extended to the Central West in 2019, announcing a three-year partnership with the Western Region Academy of Sport. The program sits between local representative netball and higher-order representation, such as the NSW state team. The high-performance coaching and training provide opportunities for athletes to develop their skill-base and assist them in progressing to these higher representative honours. The WRAS Greater Bank Netball Program is endorsed by Netball NSW and provides talented netballers with the opportunity to grow as netballers and people within the framework of Netball Australia’s Develop a Diamond program. Led by head coach, Linda Macleod, the squad brings together 30 athletes from across the Central Western region of NSW, including Bathurst, Narromine, Mudgee, Parkes, Lidster, Dubbo and Forbes.

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The ASPIRE program

ASPIRE Development

ASPIRE development is targeted for players between 11-13 years. ​The three week program focuses on the importance of skill development, attack and defending. An opportunity for players to receive coaching by Sam Poolman. This training course is a unique opportunity and is designed to enhance the skills of local players.

The program runs for 1 hour, for 3 weeks at local association courts. The cost for the 3 week program is total $70. Participants will receive an ASPIRE development singlet and a Greater Bank Sports Pack.

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This program has been developed to help Hunter Region netballers who are aged between 14-17 years. The coaching and program is delivered by Sam Poolman and aims to prepare athletes to reach their full potential and guide them to success with their performance in 2018. With the support of Netball NSW, the program gives athletes a chance to train in a high developed program once a month in the Hunter.

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