Netball: applications open for Bette Allison Targeted Coach Scholarships

Netball: applications open for Bette Allison Targeted Coach Scholarships

NETBALLERS have until Wednesday, November 30 to apply for the 2017 Bette Allison Targeted Coach Scholarships.

The scholarship, worth $5000, is aimed at Netball WA affiliated coaches from grassroots through to elite level, and will provide opportunities for mentors across the state.

The money will assist the coach’s 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.

Netball WA was bequeathed the funds by former state coach and Life Member Bette Allison.

Allison coached the Singapore national netball team on three separate occasions, as well as fostering the game in a variety of international locations including Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Montreal and Vancouver.

Allison’s service to the game was acknowledged through a British Empire Medal (1977), the May Campbell Award (1989) and Australian Sports Medal (2002), as well as Life Membership of Netball WA, School Sport WA, Perth Netball Association and Royals Netball Club.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be 15 years or over, affiliated to Netball WA and be coaching within either an affiliated region or association, or a Netball WA sanctioned program.

Applications are now open and can be submitted electronically to liz.booth@netballwa.com.au.

Download an application form, or for more information visit http://wa.netball.com.au/scholarships.