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Talent Identification Program (TIP)

IMB South Coast Blaze TIP

The IMB South Coast Blaze TIP is an annual elite netball development program available to talented female and male athletes aged 14 to 18 from the NSW South Coast and Far South Coast regions, South West Sydney and Macarthur regions, as well as Eurobodalla, the Sapphire Coast, Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands.

Run in partnership with Illawarra District Netball AssociationCampbelltown District Netball AssociationSt George District Netball AssociationSouthern Highlands Netball Association and Eurobodalla Netball Association, TIP provides talented athletes an opportunity to train with other talented players and receive specialist coaching in a high-performance environment.

Selected athletes receive advanced coaching sessions from a range of talented advanced and elite coaches, across a number of sessions.

Interested athletes are required to register to trial for the IMB South Coast Blaze Talent Identification Program.

Registrations for TIP 23 have been closed

2023 TIP Overview

ELIGBILITY:
TIP is open to female and male players 14-18 years old

OUTLINE:

Athletes are required to register and trial for our Talent Identification Program.  If selected, TIP will run across 6 x 2hr Sessions and athletes will receive advanced coaching from our talented TIP coaches

COST:
$240 pp (includes South Coast Blaze training singlet)

REGISTRATIONS:
Closed 5pm Friday 16 June, 2023

MORE INFORMATION:
Please email us at info@southcoastblaze.com.au

KEY DATES:

Trials:
Sunday 25 June, 2023 – 10am to 1pm
The Sports Hub, University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave, Wollongong NSW 2522

TIP Program (for selected athletes):
– Session 1: 30 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm, UOW Sports Hub
– Session 2: 13 August, 10am – 12pm, Illawarra Sports Stadium
– Session 3: 27 August, 10am – 12pm, Illawarra Sports Stadium
– Session 4: 3 September, 10am – 12pm, Illawarra Sports Stadium
– Session 5: 10 September, 10am – 12pm, UOW Sports Hub
– Session 6: 15 October, 10am – 12pm, UOW Sports Hub

Michele Harvey headshot

“We are excited to bring back TIP in 2023 for both female and male players. We created TIP to help develop local players into future elite netball players, providing them with an opportunity to train with other talented players and receive specialist coaching in a high performance environment, and last year we saw so many great players develop,”

–  Michele Harvey, South Coast Blaze Board Member

Meet the 2024 TIP team

The TIP experience

Meet five TIP athletes who participated in the 2021 TIP program and were kind enough to share their experience with us.
Click on their photos to read more.

Holly Wilson (18)
Illawarra District Netball Association

Phoebe Szymoniczek (15)
Shoalhaven Netball Association

Grace from Kiama Netball Association faces camera smiling

Grace Schofield (15)
Kiama Netball Association

Jordan Boorer (14)
Campbelltown District Netball Association

Sophie McInerney (16)
Queanbeyan Netball Association

Past TIP programs

2020

2020 TIP athletes