About the Program

The Netball Program is part of the Targeted Sports Program (TSP) of Endeavour Sports High School. Students are offered the opportunity to combine academic studies with training at school. Students have access to specialised coaching for technical and tactical netball skills, specialist positional skills, strength and conditioning and umpiring, as well as education for off court high performance behaviours. Ongoing monitoring of athletes occurs throughout the program with individual testing in all components related to Netball.

Coaching Staff

Lenore Blades (Head Coach)
• Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) Hons
• Head Teacher – Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
• Netball Australia High Performance Coach
• Head Coach QBE Swifts Academy
• Head Coach Swifts Australian Netball Championships
• NSW Head Coach – 17 and Under/19 and Under – 14 National campaigns
• Australian selector – 17 and Under and 19 and Under – 3 years

Lesa Straker (External Coach)
• Development Netball Coach
• National C badged umpire
• SSNA State League player

Elyse Akkawy (Mentor)
• Development Netball Coach
• National C badged umpire
• Year Adviser – Year 9

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during TSP time.

Competitions and Events
• Combined High Schools Opens Knockout Competition
• Combined High Schools 15yrs Knockout Competition
• Port Hacking Zone Netball Competition
• Sports High Schools Challenge
• Sydney East U/13 and U/15 Competition
• Gala Days
• Sports High School matches (various)

Opportunities to trial for:
• Sydney East Opens Netball team
• NSW CHS U/16 team

Outstanding Achievements
Sydney East Representatives
• Shannon Brown
• Lauren Hamilton-Smith
• Zoe Kirby
• Ky Mani Schwenke
• Ella Robinson
• Maliyah Osbaldiston
• Brandi Davis-Welsh
• Mary Mateo
• Emma Mateo
• Jordyn Sinclair

NSW Representatives
• Ky Mani Schwenke (Opens)
• Tomysha Clarke (U16)
• Tay Leiha Clarke (U16)
Sydney Netball Academy
• Rheagan Sialeipata
• Brylie Caldwell
• Harlym Jennings
• Leilani Hola

Australian Representatives
• Ky Mani Schwenke (Schoolgirls)
• Abbey McCulloch (Schoolgirls)

Suncorp Super Netball Representatives
• Abbey McCulloch (Captain – NSW Swifts / Queensland Firebirds)
• Chelsea Pitman (Captain – Adelaide Thunderbirds / West Coast Fever / Queensland Firebirds)

International Representatives
• Chelsea Pitman (Australian Diamonds / England Roses – Commonwealth Gold medallist)

State Competitions 
• NSWCHS Opens 2nd
• NSWCHS U15’s 3rd
• Netball Port Hacking Zone Champions Senior & Junior
• Year 7 & 8 State Cup Runners up
State Competitions 2018
• 7th in NSW
• 3rd NSW Tafe Cup Metropolitan Sydney, Years 7 & 8
• Netball Port Hacking Zone Champions Senior & Junior
State Competitions 2019
• NSWCHS U15’s Runner up
• NSWCHS Opens 5th place
• NSW TAFE cup 3rd place Metropolitan Sydney, Years 7 & 8
• Netball Port Hacking Zone Champions Senior & Junior


$700 annually