For 20 years, Aranmore’s Specialised Netball Program has continuesd to set a high standard for athletes hoping to excel in Netball. The underlying philosophy of the program is the promotion of Netball and maintaining young women’s participation in the sport at a variety of levels, including participation as coaches, umpires and managers.

Netball WA Endorsement

Aranmore’s Specialised Netball Program is endorsed by Netball WA and the program staff maintain regular contact with Netball WA officials. Aranmore Netball staff are involved with Netball WA programs and maintain strong links with the wider Netball community. Our program at Aranmore was the first to have our program endorsed by Netball WA and still remains the only endorsed Catholic college.

The Netball Program Structure

Netball (Sports Science) is currently offered as an elective subject that can be studied in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, and as Physical Education Studies – Netball in Year 11 and Year 12. Netball is offered as a year long elective and progresses from two sessions (Year 7 and 8) to three sessions (Year 9 and 10) each week. The upper school subject can be studied as an  ATAR unit, offering students the opportunity to utilise the subject as a university entrance course, or a Double Certificate unit,.

In terms of player development, our program is designed with skill progression in mind. Specific physical and mental skills, plus knowledge of the method and tactics of the game are incorporated in a progressive manner so athletes can move from the basics of Netball to some quite advanced playing skills and game strategies by the completion of the program in Year 12.

Whilst the Specialised Netball Program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of players, a major priority is to encourage the participation of female students in sport, both at the College and local community level. A secondary aim is to encourage female students to develop and maintain active and healthy lifestyles. Hence, players of all levels are encouraged to join the Program. (Please note: Students do not have to be receiving a Scholarship to be included in the Netball Program).

Extra-curricular Netball

Students are encouraged to participate in a number of extra-curricular Netball activities, including playing in tournaments organised by School Sport WA – the High Schools’ Cup Competition, Saturday Netball competitions (affiliated with WA Netball), interschool tournaments and relevant Development Clinics offered by local Netball Associations.

Touring Teams

The College offers senior students the opportunity to play in College touring teams that compete interstate. Tournaments are held during the months of either June or July each year and Aranmore has successfully competed in these tournaments since 1996. The Senior Touring Team is open to students in Years 10 to 12.

A Junior Tour takes place in the South West of Western Australia and is designed to provide Years 7, 8 and 9 athletes with the opportunity to practise the skills being developed in the program in a supportive, competitive, tournament style environment.

Our Netballers as Coaches and Umpires

A portion of time is allocated in the Netball Program at each year level, to develop our students’ coaching and umpiring skills. At the completion of Year 12, students will have had the opportunity to graduate with All Australian Netball recognised coaching and umpiring qualifications. During the Program, students will also have developed skills in the areas of First Aid, Injury Prevention and Management, Sports Nutrition and Mental Skills Training (Sports Psychology).

To download an information brochure about our Specialist Netball Program click here.

The Aranmore Catholic College Rugby Program is a specialist rugby union program that is offered from Year 7 to Year 12 for boys and girls. The program focuses on developing athletes for both the Rugby 7s and Rugby 15s. 

As part of a larger purpose of Catholic Education in Western Australia, our rugby program promotes values of excellence both on and off the field. It challenges students physically and mentally to become the best they can. It asks them to trust in the efforts of their coaches and peers and to aspire and meet standards of discipline, hard work and co-operation within our College and the wider community.

The Rugby Specialist program aims to:

- Provide the opportunity for athletes to excel in Rugby union and be recognised positively in the school environment.

- Create a rugby union pathway for athletes in which they can be involved and achieve success.

- Create a pathway that leads to higher representative honours.

- Create positive role models and leaders for the College.

- Provide a program that is enjoyable, challenging and increases knowledge, understanding and skills of our athletes.

- Provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment.

The program offers specialised coaching from quality coaches and is endorsed by RugbyWA. 

The Rugby Specialist Program aims are met through the content of skill development (individual and team), strength and conditioning, leadership, fair play, competitiveness, responsibility and community.

 

 

 

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