West Australia’s next generation of elite netballers will face off against the state’s current stars tonight at the State Netball Centre, when the first round of the Netball WA High Performance Competition kicks off.  

The High Performance Competition aims to provide a crucial component in the development of Netball WA’s elite level athletes through a series of match play opportunities.

Close to 90 athletes from the West Coast Fever, Western Sting and Fever In Time Academy will participate in intense, game based activities under the guidance of coaching staff from Fever, Netball WA and WAIS.

“The High Performance Competition represents an important part of our program across both Fever and Netball WA,” General Manager of West Coast Fever and High Performance, Shane Sullivan said.

“A considerable portion of our players time is spent in the preparation and training phases for upcoming competitions and there is a need in the development of our athletes to successfully transfer those skills and capacities onto the court.”

“The High Performance Competition is intended to be the vehicle to provide this final aspect of development.”

Tonight marks the first of four rounds of the High Performance Competition, to be played each Wednesday throughout November
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Western Sting v Queensland Fusion. Australian Netball League, Perth. 19th July 2013