Emerging Talent Program


Following a review of the 2019 Emerging Talent Program (ETP) and giving consideration to the implementation of the Biome model and the wider Netball Queensland (NQ) performance programs and competitions envisaged for 2020 and beyond, NQ will run ETP across 1 phase only in July and August 2020.

NQ’s priority is to continue to provide opportunities for emerging talent to be identified and to this end, twelve ETP clinics will again be conducted by NQ appointed presenters and selectors.  The primary purpose of these clinics is the selection of the twelve 16U teams to compete at the 2020 Nissan 16U State Titles at the end of September, and to provide opportunities for player, coach and umpire development.

State selectors and the talent scout network will still continue to identify emerging talent across the various competitions and events that run across the 2020 season in the lead up to ETP later in the year.  Please continue to check into the website as dates, venues and registration information will be added in January – February 2020 as confirmed.


The purpose of the Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is to identify and develop players, coaches, umpires and selectors across Queensland to improve the depth of talent across all areas of the game.  In 2020, Netball Queensland will run 1 day ETP Clinics across 12 regions in July – August 2020.

At these clinics, the twelve 16U teams will be selected from each region to compete at the Nissan 16U State Titles.  Teams will assemble in Brisbane for the Nissan State 16U Titles to be held at the Nissan Arena from Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd September.  This event also provides development opportunities for the appointed coaches, managers and umpires.

The 2021 Queensland 17U Squad will be selected and announced at the end of this event.

For more information, download the Emerging Talent Program Handbook





Dates and venues are still to be confirmed


CLICK HERE for a list of FAQ’s that will provide more clarity on this program


Registrations for Player, Coach and Umpire registrations will be in May – June 2020 with exact dates to be confirmed by the end of Feburary 2020.


Emerging Talent Program (ETP): The name given to the overall program which consists of 12 clinics delivered across Queensland.

Nissan 16U & 18U State Titles: In 2020 the 16U State Titles will follow the same format as in 2019, and the 18U State Titles will include 18U teams under each of the Hart Sapphire Series clubs. NQ also proposes to invite additional team/s to compete at this event in 2020 and beyond.

Queensland 17U and 19U Training Squads:  These are the groups of approximately 25-30 players chosen (in each squad) following the Nissan 16U and 18U State Titles. These two squads will attend training sessions and camps in early 2021 before the final Queensland 17U and 19U teams for the 2021 National Netball Championships are selected..

Emerging Talent Program Coordinators (ETPC): Persons who assist in the coordination of the Emerging Talent clinics around Queensland.

Talent: The term “talent” refers to those players, coaches, umpires and selectors who demonstrate the potential for higher honours not only through their current level of performance, but also their willingness to take on board feedback, their high level of self-awareness and commitment to their own development.