Netball WA launches scholarships for Coaches, Managers and Umpires

Netball WA is pleased to launch the 2018 Bette Allison Targeted Coach Scholarships, the 2018 Flo Starcevich Managers Scholarship and the 2018 Faye Bevan Umpire Scholarship.

Aimed at Netball WA affiliated coaches from the grassroots through to the elite level, the Bette Allison Scholarships provide opportunities for mentors across the State to further their coaching aspirations.

An amount of $5000 will be made available to assist the coachs’ development through education, accreditation and personal development opportunities, with the amount to be distributed between five separate scholarships including two Association Targeted Coach Scholarships, two Regional Targeted Coach Scholarships and an Elite Targeted Coach Scholarship.

The funds were bequeathed by former State coach and Life Member Bette Allison, a name synonymous with netball in Western Australia.

The Managers Scholarship, named after Flo Starcevich in recognition of her services to managerial duties at State and National level, aims to provide opportunities for Managers to undertake further training and development to assist in their progression through this pathway.

As amount of $1500 will be made available to assist the manager’s development through education and personal development opportunities.

Aimed at Netball WA affiliated umpires from the grassroots through to the elite level, the Faye Bevan Umpire Scholarship will provide opportunities for umpires across the State to further their umpiring aspirations, with $1500 to be made available to assist the umpire’s development through education, accreditation and personal development opportunities.

The Scholarship is named after former Netball WA President and Life Member, Faye Bevan, who was a former State umpire and the youngest umpire to receive the All Australian Umpire’s Award in 1952.

Netball WA General Manager of Community Netball Liz Booth said it was fantastic to see the legacy of three West Australian netball greats continue.

“We are incredibly proud to offer these scholarships to ensure the influence of Bette, Flo and Faye continues into the future,” Booth said.

“These women were all terrific leaders and incredibly passionate about netball, and the recipients will not only be very fortunate to receive this support, they will also be inspired by these role models.”

“I strongly urge all coaches, managers and umpires to apply for these scholarships.”

Applications are now open and can be submitted electronically to liz.chetkovich@netballwa.com.au or via hard copy to the attention of:

Manager – Community Netball Department
Netball WA
PO Box 930
SUBIACO WA 6904

To download an application form, or for more information about the Scholarships, including the application critera, click here.

Applications can be submitted up until the close of business on Monday, January 15, 2018.