The 2017 Academy Cup will be held at the State Netball Centre from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 October. Games will commence at approximately 2.00pm on Friday afternoon and 8.00am on Saturday and Sunday morning. Doors will open from 1:00pm on Friday afternoon, 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), $3 (Concession) and Children (10 and under) FREE

Parking is free and available at the State Netball Centre and Perth Netball Association carparks.
The State Netball Centre Café will be open over the weekend. Food Vans will also supply a variety of food on the outdoor premises of the State Netball Centre.

The closing ceremony and presentation will be at approximately 2:30pm on Sunday, 8 October.

2016 Academy Cup Premiers



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. It is an opportunity for coaches and umpires to participate at the next level in the pathway and be provided valuable mentoring opportunities during the 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. 

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 provides opportunity for athletes, coaches and umpires to compete at the next level in the pathway and to be identified by selectors for further development.  The Academy Cup is integral in providing a competitive environment for athletes to transfer skills from a training environment into a competition environment 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!