Specialist Netball Program

In 2007, St Mary's College introduced the Netball Academy to foster excellence and elite skills in talented young netballers. This program has been conducted after school hours and has now expanded into a netball curriculum within the College. St Mary's College is an endorsed Netball SA Specialist Netball school. 

The Netball Academy is open to students who demonstrate talent and potential in netball and is available as an elective subject in Year 8 and Year 9. 

Year 11 and 12 students currently complete the components outside school hours. Students who display advanced netball skills from Years 7 - 12 are invited to train as part of a Netball Development Squad and represent St Mary's College in the State Knockout Netball Competition, Catholic Girls Secondary Netball Competition, Southern Zone Competitions and in a National Carnival held in the Gold Coast each July.

Students selected as members of the Netball Academy can complete the program's requirements within their PE lessons, offline training and the Stage 1 Community Studies subject. 

Training consists of early morning sessions. The program has been highly successful, with many of our teams playing in statewide finals and developing players who have represented at club, state and national levels. The program focuses on skill development, fitness and theory components.

Head Coach & Year 7-12 Netball Coordinator

Amanda Shattock

  • Advanced Coaching Accreditation
  • SA U/19 Head Coach Current
  • SA U/17-U/19 Assistant Coach (2015-20)
  • SA U/15 Head Coach (2010-20)
  • Matrics Premier League Reserves Head Coach (Current)
  • State Selector

Coaching Staff

Hannah Schwarz

  • Matrics Premier League player  
  • SA U/19 and U/21 Representative 

Lucy Reynolds

  • Matrics Premier League Reserves Captain

Many of our external coaches are Old Scholars and are current State, National and Premier League Players. All coaches support the College's ethos and the Sports program's aims.

For further information on our sport and netball program, please get in touch with the school or click below to visit us on one of our College Tours.

Student State / National and PL Representatives

Many of our Academy students have represented SAPSASA Districts, SA, in State Teams, as well as being selected in SASI programs, Australian Talent Identification Programs, National Teams and playing in Premier League competitions. Many current students are also members of the Netball SA Academy Development teams.

Moriah Agalla

  • State U/12 Representative
  • Contax Junior player

Jasmine Abbott

  • State U/15 Representative
  • Garville Premier League player

Abby Cenko

  • SASI Netball program
  • State U/17 Representative
  • State U/19 Squad member
  • Garville Premier League player 

Catherine Dalton 

  • State U/15 Representative
  • Matrics Premier League squad

Tahlia Dnistrjanksi

  • SASI Netball Program
  • State U/15, U/17 and U/19 Representative
  • Australian Camp Australian Junior Representative
  • Contax Premier League player
  • Garville Premier League player (current)

Laura Duncan

  • State U/15 Representative
  • State U/19 Squad member
  • Oakdale Premier League player

Cameron Golding

  • SASI Netball program
  • State U/15, U/17 & U/19 Representative
  • Australian Camp
  • Oakdale Premier League player
  • Matrics Premier League player (current)

Madison Golding

  • North Adelaide SAPSASA Rep 2018, 2019
  • State U/12 Representative 
  • State U/15 Representative
  • State U/17 Squad member
  • Oakdale Junior player


Community Support 

Our Netball Academy students also complete the following activities as part of their involvement in the Netball Academy:

  • Umpiring and coaches for junior school teams, as well as other Catholic Primary Schools
  • Mentoring junior coaches and umpires
  • Organising and running junior netball carnivals
  • Coordinating and leading St Mary's College Net Set Go Program
  • Specialist area coaching for our Junior students
  • Bench officiating for Netball SA and Netball Australia Tournaments

We acknowledge that we live, learn and work on the traditional land of the Kaurna people.

We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land.

We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


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