The 2016 Academy Cup and 2016 Cadet Cup will be held at the State Netball Centre from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October (Cadet Cup only 1st and 2nd October). Games will commence at 6.30pm on Friday night, and 8.00am on Saturday and Sunday morning (both competitions). Doors will open from 5.30pm on Friday night, and 7.00am on Saturday and Sunday morning. Academy Cup games will be held on the indoor courts of the State Netball Centre. Spectators MUST stay in the grand stands and will not be permitted on the courts. Cadet Cup games will be held on the outdoor courts of the neighbouring Perth Netball Association.

Entry: $5 (Adults), Children (17 and under) FREE
Parking is free, and available at the State Netball Centre and Perth Netball Association, with overflow parking at the bottom of the oval also available on Saturday anf Sunday.
The kiosk at the State Netball Centre will be open over the weekend, with food vans also available on the outdoor premises of the State Netball Centre.

The closing ceremony and presentation will run from 3.15pm – 4.00pm on Sunday, October 2.

Program Snapshot

The Netball WA Academy Cup is a major specialised event that serves as the culmination of the Develop A Diamond Regional Academy Program, giving athletes aged 14-16 years the opportunity to compete in a state competition. Held annually over a weekend in October, the Academy Cup showcases the most talented athletes within this age group and the standard of play is traditionally fierce and highly competitive.

Click here for our recap of the 2015 event.

History & Participation

The Academy Cup was formerly known as the Youth Cup with one team from each of the 11 Netball WA regions participating in the competition. The Regional Academy Cup has now grown into a competition that serves as the completion of the Develop a Diamond Regional Academy Program, with up two teams from each region as well as the Aboriginal All Stars Team competing.

For further information, contact:

Heath Bailey | Game Development Coordinator – Competitions
Office: +61 8 9380 3700 | Direct: +61 8 9380 3747 | Email: [email protected]

 The Regional Academy Cup is proudly supported by the Insurance Commission of Western Australia through the provision of ‘Belt Up’ branded netballs for the event. Don’t become a statistic. Belt Up!