Melville Senior High School is one of only four schools endorsed by Netball WA. Our Specialist Program in Netball offers your child the opportunity to excel at their chosen sport.

Applications for 2021 are now open. Please note – Applications are due on May 1st 2020.

Committed netball teachers and coaches teach all aspects of the game. Our netball coaches have all had substantial coaching and playing experience both at a state and national level. This representative experience will assist your child to understand the level of commitment required to achieve success.

A comprehensive match schedule is in place to ensure the students are constantly putting their newly acquired skills and experience into competitive practice. The students’ performances are tracked and their outcomes recorded in order for individual programs to be developed and refined as their schooling continues.

Our coaching staff regularly take teams from the program on tour. These tours introduce a range of new and exciting experiences for the students. Tours in the past have included: the annual South West tour, a tour to the Gold Coast in Queensland and a Singapore tour for a select group of students from our High Performance Program (Years 7 to 10 students).

Through our association with Netball WA we have access to exclusive high performance coaching clinics held at various times throughout the year. An exciting feature of this course is the coaching clinics conducted by renowned international coaches along with current Australian players.

Students learn to manage, coach and umpire throughout the program and will be expected to put their experience and knowledge into practice within their club. Components of the course require students to demonstrate their management, coaching and umpiring abilities, and include:

  • Develop a Diamond Program (Year 7-10)
  • Introduction to Umpiring Course (Year 8)
  • Role modelling at primary school (Year 8)
  • Level 1 Umpiring Course (Year 9)
  • Umpiring primary school tournaments (Year 9)
  • Ability to coach, manage and umpire teams (Year 9-12)
  • Foundation Coaching Course (Year 10)
  • Sports Medicine Course (Year 10)
  • Ability to organise all aspects of a netball carnival (Year 11-12)
  • Certificate II in Sports Coaching & Sport Rec (Year 11-12)
  • Phys Ed Studies Stage 1 – Non-ATAR (Year 11-12)
  • Phys Ed Studies Stage 2/3 – ATAR (Year 11-12)