2019 Develop a Diamond Program Nominations Open

Nominations for the 2019 Develop a Diamond Program are now open. Athletes aged 14-16years – born in 2005, 2004 and 2003 are encouraged to nominate and trial for the Develop a Diamond Program.

The primary objective of the Develop a Diamond Academy (DADA) is to provide athletes with exposure to a high performance environment by providing an individual based program for athletes who show the potential to progress through the Netball ACT athlete pathway in future performance cycles. DADA is the entry program for athletes into the Netball ACT Academy and Representative structures and is delivered in accordance with the Netball Australia Develop a Diamond curriculum.


In accordance with the Netball ACT Athlete Selection Policy the DADA selection trials will be held on the following details:

  • Saturday 9 February 2019 from 8-11am for athletes 14 years old (born in 2005)
  • Saturday 9 February 2019 from 12-3pm for athletes 15 and 16 years old (born in 2004 and 2003)

Note: athletes who are eligible to trial for the DADA program but are also interested in trialling for the 2019 NACTA Developing Talented Athlete and Emerging Talented Athlete programs, NACT recommends athletes to trial for the DADA program in the first instance.


To nominate for the 2019 DADA program CLICK HERE

Nominations close 5pm Thursday 7 February 2019




2019 DADA Program Camp Dates and Events

The following training schedule of Camps and Events will make up delivery of the 2019 DADA program:

Camp 1 Saturday 23 February 2019

Camp 2 Sunday 17 March 2019

Camp 3 Sunday 31 March 2019

Camp 4 Sunday 28 April 2019

Specialist Sessions Shooters Friday 3 May 2019

Specialist Sessions Centre Court Friday 10 May 2019

Specialist Sessions Defenders Friday 17 May 2019

Education Day Sunday 21 July 2019

Camp 5 Friday 26 July 2019

Camp 6 Sunday 11 August 2019

Specialist Sessions all court areas Sunday 1 September 2019

Camp 7 Sunday 22 September 2019

The above program dates and venues are subject to change and will be confirmed with athletes and parents upon induction to the program.

*An athlete financial contribution will be charged for participation in 2018 Netball ACT Academy Programs


If athletes or parents have any questions with regards to the DADA program please contact the Netball ACT Office on the following details:

Netball ACT, Talent and Performance Manager


(02) 6241 4088