Hunter Academy, along with the Central Coast and Western Region Academies of Sport, has secured a three-year commercial partnership backing regional netball pathways.
A long-time supporter of the Hunter Academy of Sport netball program, the new partnership with Greater Bank will allow the three programs to strengthen their position in the athlete development pathway and provide greater opportunities for regional-based athletes.
The programs will also play a vital role in the Netball NSW Athlete Pathway by identifying, monitoring and developing the skills of young netball players.
Greater Bank will sponsor the three academy programs, as well as the Your Local Club Academy Games netball tournament in the Hunter, the Academy Challenge in Orange, and the Hunter Academy of Sport’s community event, SportsFest.
The three academies provide regional and rural-based athletes aged 10 to 18 the opportunity to access national and international standard training and development programs within their regional bases.
“Greater Bank have been a long term sponsor of the Hunter Academy for decades now and have shown their commitment to the families of this region by growing our partnership across two other regional academies,” Brett O’Farrell, Hunter Academy of Sport CEO, said.
“The benefits to young females in this particular pathway will be immeasurable.”
Greater Bank’s Matthew Hingston said the customer-owned bank was commitment to supporting all levels of netball.
“At Greater Bank we are committed to supporting the communities that support us and it’s this mantra that links us to academy Netball across the Hunter, Central Coast and Central West regions,” he said.
“We believe strongly in nurturing the talents of the next generation, which is why our support expands across all levels of the competition.
“As a long-term supporter of grassroots netball, we look forward to continuing and expanding our work with Academy Netball over the next three years and witnessing the talented players the regional training programs deliver.”