In-Season Development Academy

The 2020 In-season Development Academy has been developed to provide an opportunity for all players who were going to trial to compete at a representative level in 2020 and would like to further develop their netball this season.

Registration Closes: 12th August 2020

U14, U16, U18 & Mixed players

Player Eligibility

Under 14 players must be born 2007 or 2006

Under 16 must be born 2005 or born 2004

Under 18 players must be born 2003 or born 2002

Be financial to both Club and HCNC


  • Sundays: 10am – 12pm, 16th, 23rd, 30th August 6th, 13th, 20th September
  • Special Guest Coaching Clinic: Wednesday 26th August 6pm – 7 pm – Sonya Noble - Strategic Skills
  • Special Guest Coaching Clinic: Sunday 20th September 10am – 12 pm – Kim Howard - One on One Defence

Game Festival Day:

  • Sunday: 27th September Time TBC

VenueHamilton City Netball Centre

Cost: $150 per player

Added additional Free Athlete Development Programmes

  • Strength & Conditioning Sessions
    • Tuesday: 6.45am – 7.45am, 18th, 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd September
    • Venue: Wintec Sport and Exercise Science - Rotokauri Campus
    • Cost: Free to In-Season Development participants
  • Nutrition workshops 
    • Sunday: 7pm – 7.30 pm, 23rd, 30th August
    • Venue: Zoom - online
    • Cost: Free
  • Menstrual cycle and performance Workshops
    • Sunday: 7pm – 7.30 pm, 20th September
    • Venue: Zoom - online
    • Cost: Free

For more information contact Jamie: (07) 8474007 or 

Sonya Noble: Specialist Coach
Topic: Strategic Skills

Sonya is the Assistant Coach to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Beko team and she holds a Netball New Zealand Performance Coach Qualification.

Special Guest Coaching Clinic:

Wednesday 26th August 6 – 7pm 

Kim Howard: Specilaist Coach
Topic: One on One defense

Kim Howard Director of Netball at Hamilton Girls High School.  Kim has worked as Head Coach at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Manager of Sunshine Coast Lightning and has coached many age group Representative Teams in both Australia and New Zealand.

Special Guest Coaching Clinic: 

Sunday 20th September 10am – 12 pm 

Kath Holmes
U18's Coach

Kath Holmes is originally from Rotorua and has been involved with Hamilton City Netball centre for the past 5 years. Kath has coached our U15A Representative Team for the past few years and she coaches at our Academies.  She is also does some mahi for Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty has a player selector, scouter and a coach developer.

Miha Brown
U16's Coach

Miha has had at least 22 yrs experience with netball, as either a player or coach. He played his first game at age 14, playing indoor netball. Netball is in the blood so it was only normal for me to be around the courts.  His Saturday mornings were rugby then all afternoon was spent at the netball courts with his Mum.

He has played Representative Netball, Coached High school teams, Adult premier teams and also Representative teams.

Miha has a beautiful wife and two very delightful Daughters aged 7 and 4, who are both into multiple Sports.

Miha's philosophy is simple “The key to being a winner has 3 elements, Culture, Work ethic, Attitude. Skill can be taught and so can game play, The other 3 can't. A good culture allows each player to want to work hard for one another which then produces great attitudes on and off the court. With these things inline being better than the other teams will come naturally!!!!"

Corrina Walters
U14's Coach

Coaching Experience

  • 2016 Hamilton City Netball Centre Juinor Coach of the the year
  • 2017 Hamilton City Netball Centre Juinor Coach of the the year
  • 2018 Y9 Hamilton City Netball Centre Representative Coach
  • 2016 & 2018 Coach of the year for Rototuna Suburbs Netball Club
Jenna Rata-Riley
U14's Coach

Jenna Riley-Rata is a mother of 3.  She has an extensive background in netball as a Player, Coach and Supporter.  She began netball at the age of 4 years old and has played competitively through school, club and representative level since she was 14.

Jamie Ogilvy
Athlete Development Programme

Jamie Ogilvy is the Development Coordinator for Hamilton City Netball Centre.  She holds a BA in Sport & Exercise Science and is currently studying a Post Grad in Sport in Exercise Science at Wintec, Majoring in Sports Nutrition for Performance.

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