Each year our Digital Realty Netball Squad attends the Academy Challenge in September. The weekend-long event which takes place in Orange brings together netball athletes and Umpires from the 11 Regional Academies of Sport and the Sydney Netball Academy.

Unfortunately due to current restrictions, the 2021 Academy Challenge was unable to go ahead as planned.

In place of this event, Netball NSW in partnership with NETFIT Netball hosted a virtual challenge to bring athletes together from all over NSW!

The virtual Challenge took place over three weeks finishing up last Sunday.

Throughout the three weeks, athletes had access to the NETFIT App as well as an at-home training plan and weekly online zoom sessions to keep them engaged and motivated.

The last online session took place on Sunday and included special guests Briony Akle (NSW Swifts Head Coach) and Julie Fitzgerald (Giants Netball Head Coach). Other Netball and sports stars involved in the challenge included Taylah Davies, Sarah Wall, Laura Langman, and Sharni Norder.

The Challenge involved athletes completing on-screen and in-platform engagement challenges to win points for their Academy.

We are pleased to announce that the Western Sydney Academy of Sport finished on top of the leader board and were named the Netball NSW Inter-Academy Challenge winners.