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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 15 to 18 years.

Our Blaze TIP program provides aspiring netballers with the opportunity to train with other talented players and receive specialist coaching in a high-performance environment.

Selected athletes will receive advanced coaching over 4 sessions from our Blaze High Performance Manager and Opens and U23s Premier League Coaches.

This popular specialist program has limited numbers available. To be considered for the 2024 IMB Blaze TIP Program interested athletes must submit their completed nominations by Friday 8th June 2024. Please follow this link to register your interest.

2024 TIP Overview

ELIGBILITY:
TIP is open to female and male players 15-18 years old.

OUTLINE:

Athletes are required to register for our Talent Identification Program. If selected, TIP will run across 4 x 2hr sessions and athletes will receive advanced coaching from our talented TIP coaches.

COST:
$200 pp (includes South Coast Blaze training singlet)

REGISTRATIONS:
Close on 5pm Friday, 8 June 2024

MORE INFORMATION:
Please email operations@southcoastblaze.com.au

KEY DATES:
– Nominations close 5pm, Friday 8 June 2024
– Selected athletes will be advised by Friday 15 June via email

TIP Program (for selected athletes):
– Session 1: 23 June, 8am – 10am, Illawarra Sports Stadium
– Session 2: 30 June, 8am – 10am, Illawarra Sports Stadium
– Session 3: 19 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, UOW Sports Hub
– Session 4: 26 July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, UOW Sports Hub

Lesley Connolly, SCB Board and Committee, South Coast Blaze

“We are thrilled to be able to offer TIP once again in 2024. Targeted at both female and male athletes, TIP was established to nurture local players into future elite netballers by offering them the chance to train with other talented players and receive specialized coaching in a high-performance environment. Last year, we witnessed the development of many outstanding players and can not wait to witness the grass roots talent come through again in 2024”

–  Lesley Connolly, South Coast Blaze Deputy Chair

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