2018/19 Rising Stars Information

Matrics athletes playing in the Junior and Intermediate age group for Winter 2019 are eligible to apply for the Club’s Rising Stars Programme during the Summer Competition 2018 – 2019.

Purpose of the Programme:

  • To identify athletes in the 15 and Under (Juniors born in 2004, 2005) & 17 and Under (Intermediate born in 2002, 2003) for development
  • To provide an opportunity for athletes to be exposed to an experienced coaching group
  • To educate athletes on Matrics Club Culture
  • To provide an understanding of health and wellbeing
  • To improve skills and court play through coaching and competition

10 players will be selected in each Rising Stars team (ie 1x Inter Rising Stars Team and 1 x Junior Rising Stars Team)

Plus ‘train-ons’ in each respective squad (train-ons:  attend trainings and play in their own respective Summer team).

Specialist Coaching:

Our coaching team will be assisted by coaching sessions conducted by Jacqui Illman (Head Coach Matrics Premier League), Louise Small (Specialist Defence Coach and past Assistant Coach Adelaide Thunderbirds).  Additional specialist coaching will be provided by current and past Matrics Premier League players.

The Junior Rising Stars Team will be competing in the Intermediate division and the Intermediate Rising Stars Team will be competing in the Seniors (A grade division) of the City Night Competition at Netball SA Stadium on Tuesday nights.  All matches will be played at Priceline Stadium, 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South.  The season commences on Tuesday 16th October 2018 for Seniors and Intermediates Competition.

In addition to the Tuesday night matches, the Rising Stars programme will be conducted each Thursday evening from 20th September 2018 until 7th March 2019 inclusive.  Athletes undertaking the Rising Stars programme are expected at each training session with venues to be advised at a later date.  There will be no training conducted over the Christmas New Year period with the final session being held on Thursday 6th December 2018.  Training recommences on Thursday 31st January 2019.

Please note:  Selection in the Rising Stars does not guarantee selection in any grade for the Winter 2019 netball season.  Athletes will be expected to return to their age group for the Winter netball competition.

Rising Stars Fee:

If selected, athletes will be required to pay $230 to cover costs of the program. This fee is payable upon selection to secure your position.  This fee is in addition to the Summer trial registration fee of $290 – ie: an eventual total fee of $520.

Selection Times:

Trials are held at the same time as the Summer Trials and will be held at the Uniting Church Courts, Anzac Highway, Wayville, opposite the Adelaide Showgrounds Ferris Wheel.

All players are expected and required to attend both trials on:

  • Sunday 19th of August 2018: 8:30am – 12.00pm
  • Sunday 26th of August 2018: 8:30am – 12.00pm

To Register:

To assist in preparing for this programme, please submit the attached form to Dianne Miles by Friday 17th August 2018.  Alternatively, you could also nominate on the first day of trials next Sunday (19th August).


All enquiries are to be directed to the Secretary, Dianne Miles on 8370 8745 or by email at milesd@internode.on.net.


Download Registration Form Here


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Matrics Netball Club Inc.