The Emerging Talent Program replaces Netball Queensland’s Regional Academy and NQ Academy programs. The initiative aims to deliver greater outcomes for netball by identifying players from all over Queensland considered elite development prospects, increasing focus on developing coaches in addition to athletes and providing more contact points with identified players across the year.
Local associations and branches will have opportunities to nominate coaches, umpires and players for development opportunities.
The program delivers upon the following strategic objectives:
- Identify and develop a broader pool of players, coaches and umpires to ensure the short, medium and long term sustainability of high performance netball in Queensland.
- Deliver approximately 30 one-day workshops involving players, coaches and umpires delivered in local communities across Queensland. There will be multiple outcomes from each workshop including identified coach development and a training/coaching opportunity for players who are current members of the Emerging Players Program.
- Offer talent identification opportunities for players nominated from their local area in the Emerging Players Camp (held annually in September).