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Special Interest Netball

Special Interest Netball Program

Special Interest Netball Program Application

Special Interest Netball Program 2019 Application Form (PDF)


Special Interest Netball Program Trial Dates:

Meet at the front office area 15 minutes early to be taken to the courts:

  • Thursday 3 May 2018 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Wednesday 23 May 2017 – 9:00 am to 10:30 am



Blackwood High has conducted the Special Interest Netball Program since 1994 to foster excellence and elite skills in talented young athletes.

The Program is endorsed and supported by the Netball South Australia (Netball SA) through the provision of resources and specialist coaching.

The Netball program is open to girls who demonstrate talent and potential in netball and students can access the program, following application, using a trialing process conducted by Netball SA. Successful applicants are required to enrol at the school.

How does it fit into the school curriculum?

Netball at Blackwood High School as a subject in Years 8 – 11 is a multi-faceted educational program focusing on Netball and the essential elements building towards successful performance in sport.  The aims and objectives of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) – Physical Education are incorporated as the students extend their skills, performance standards and knowledge while valuing an active, healthy lifestyle.

There is an increasing emphasis on pathways in the Sport and Recreation Industry with students completing nationally accredited courses in umpiring, coaching, administration and first aid in Year 10 and 11.

Course Content

The Netball Australia National Skill Development pathways form the basis for specific content in each year level from basic to more advanced skills. A team, collaborative approach is promoted with challenging personal development activities with enjoyment as the girls strive to improve every aspect of their performance.


  • Footwork/Movement
  • Ball handling
  • Attacking
  • Defending
  • Shooting
  • Cognition
  • Strategies/Skills



  • Year 8: Students develop awareness of the concept of fitness, the specific demands of Netball and how to prepare themselves for their performance.
  • Year 9: A specific fitness development program including utilising cross-training and a variety of methods.
  • Year 10: Specific fitness programs according to individual needs. Utilisation of specific strength and power development programs.

An emphasis on safe participation, injury prevention and management is developed in conjunction with fitness programs.


Year 8 Year 9
– Inter-school matches – Inter-school matches
– Zone netball – Recreation Centre daytime competition
– Carnivals – Country tours
– Specialist Schools Playoffs – Statewide Knockout (SASSSA) Championships
– Specialist Schools Playoffs
– Zone Netball
Year 10 Year 11
– Specialist Schools Playoffs – Specialist Schools Playoffs
– Interstate tour (Waverley Championships Victoria) – Interstate matches
– Inter-school matches – Inter-school matches
– Statewide Knockout (SASSSA) Championships


All year level courses:

  • Sports Med Injury Prevention/Sports First Aid
  • University Students visit Sports Nutrition
  • Personal Development Activities (Goal setting)
  • Section 1 Theory Exam


Year 8
Year 9
– Three umpiring – Foundation Coaching
Year 10
Year 11
– Level 1 Umpiring – Play by the rules
– Primary School Coaching – Primary School Coaching
– Red Cross CPR – Red Cross CPR
– Sports and Recreation Industry VET units Certificate II – Sports and Recreation Industry VET units Certificate II

Last Modified February 27th, 2018


Proudly Supported by

  • Department for Education
  • SA Government
  • International Baccalaureate