Netball is a fun and dynamic team sport that can be played at any age, and at many different levels of competition. Netball was one of the first sports to be played competitively at Good Shepherd, with teams participating in the Noosa / Tewantin Netball Association Saturday morning competition for many years.
Girls (and boys) now have the opportunity to play in a range of competitions locally and at State Championships. It is a very popular choice for many students throughout the College with over 150 students enjoying the sport.
Good Shepherd is very fortunate to have past Australian netball players Jacqui Delaney (Head Coach) and Michelle Biggs coaching students in preparation for competitions and development programs. GSLC Netball Academy runs for the whole year concentrating on the development of our athletes. Academy players train one morning a week starting at 6.30am. We have a large network of parents actively involved in supporting our younger players as volunteer coaches and managers on Saturday mornings. Girls have the opportunity to trial for District teams that are the pathway to Regional and State representation. Past players include Emma Tickner (NSW Swifts) and Keirra Trompf (Qld Firebirds).
|Noosa Netball Association||Saturday||Played at Tewantin courts 8.am – 12 noon game times Girls teams.|
Term 1, 2 & 3
|Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Netball||Monday||Fishermans Road Sporting Complex, Maroochydore. Games at 4.00pm – 7.30pm against various schools across the coast. Transport provided Girls teams.|
|Term 1 & 2 - Years 7/8, Years 9/10, Years 11/12|
|Vicki Wilson/Shield Cup||Played at Maroochydore|
Full day Carnival
Open & Intermediate Teams (Years 9/10, 11/12)
The first half of the year was focussed on Monday school netball, Vicki Wilson Cup and QISSN. Once these competitions finished we commenced training with our Primary Cup team and specialist training sessions for our Saturday morning teams. Then the last term was used to develop extra skills amongst our primary players through the Future Stars clinics and we commenced specialist sessions for secondary girls wanting to keep their skills up for rep trails and during the off season. Next year will see some changes to our Academy structure to ensure maximum development of our players. We are continually evolving as our program grows!