Netball Academy


Pictured above - 2016 Regional Champions', the A Grade girls with coach Lauren Nardelli
The BHSSC Netball Academy was established in 2016 and since that time, interst in the academy has continued to grow with student enrolments gradually increasing.

The  program aims to:

  •  Combine academic study with intensive sport training during school hours.
  •  Develop skills, tactical and strategic knowledge and athletic ability in order to be best placed to attain entry to higher level netball.
  • Compliment the student’s existing out-of-school netball commitments and offer a value adding experience.
  • Provide opportunities and mentoring enabling students to become leaders and to value team work.
  • Support and guidance towards achieving coaching and officiating accreditation.

 Weekly Program

Students take part in a carefully structured, individualised program aimed at developing them to their full potential.

The focus is on fundamental skill acquisition and progressing through our unique format to integrate these skills into game knowledge incorporating strategic and tactical training. Weekly match practice provides the opportunity to further hone skills.

 On Court Training

  • Skill acquisition
  • Positional specific skills and fitness training
  • Tactical and strategic training
  • Dedicated match play session

 Strength and Conditioning

  • Each student will be provided with an individualised strength and conditioning program administered by specialist coaches in our fully equipped gymnasium.


Teams participate in the following competitions throughout the year and have experienced success  in both regioanl and international tournaments.  :-

  • School Sport Victoria (SSV) Championships
  • Waverley International Schools Tournament
  • Netball Victoria State Schools Champships



Lauren Nardelli  BHSSC Head Coach 2016 – present

  • Current Head Coach Hawks U19 VNL
  • Current Head Coach Chisholm Regional Team
  • Assistant Coach State U12 Team 2018, 2019
  • Selector U12 & U15 State Teams 2016 - present
  • Current Netball Victoria Talent Scout
  • Current Coach Netball Victoria Talent Academy


Robert Nardelli  BHSSC Assistant Head Coach 2016 – present 

  • Current Head Strength & Conditioning Coach U19, U17, U12 State Teams
  • Current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Netball Victoria Talent Academy
  • Head Masseur Victoria Fury ANL 2018, 2019
  • Sports Trainer 2018 Australian Schoolgirls Team (gold medalists)