Hard work pays off

Sam Poolman has been playing netball since she was seven years old in The Hunter. Since then, she's gone on to represent her region, her state and her country. 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.

Support on and off the court

Upon returning to her home region to play for the GIANTS, Sam Poolman identified a pathway gap for young girls wanting to turn their sporting passion into something more.

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

ASPIRE assists local netballers not only in becoming successful on the court; it helps develop the life skills and personality traits that are vital to a career as an athlete.

ASPIRE Netball

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 and the Greater Bank Netball Squad.

The program is an opportunity for players to improve and be educated on all aspects that are involved in reaching their full potential.

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ASPIRE Development

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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ASPIRE Strive

ASPIRE Strive

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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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!

What is ASPIRE really like?

Go inside one of Sam Poolman's ASPIRE Development sessions and see what the program is really like for participants! Sam regularly conducts ASPIRE Development Clinics across Newcastle and The Hunter, so register your interest today!