2017 Talent Identified Player (TIP) Program



What is TIP? The BNA TIP program is a specialized program that is designed to improve the overall playing standards of netball at the BNA including our representative teams. The TIP program operates during the Summer Season (October – Feb) each year. The TIP program is aimed at players aged between 12-18 years (in 2018).

How do I nominate? Complete the online nomination form below after you have read and understood the information provided here.

Coaching: During the TIP program players are coached by experienced BNA representative coaches who will focus on mastering essential skills as well as furthering and extending skills to the next level.

Training: Training during the TIP program will be of a high intensity (including weekly strength and conditioning work) and will prepare players for the next step into representative netball or provide further development for players who have already played representative netball.

The training program includes specialist sessions, guest coaches, pool sessions and professional guests (ie psychologists, nutritionists etc). The focus of the program is on player development through weekly training sessions which are held each Monday night.

In addition to training, players will be placed into a team and a Division within the BNA Summer Night 2017/18 competition.  Players will be allocated in teams that will play in a higher age-group or division than they would generally in their club teams.

Training times: 

Under 12 – 15 years age group: Mondays between 5.30-8.30pm (2 hour session and times will vary for each age group. Times will be advised at trials)

Under 16 & 18 years age group: Mondays 4.45 – 5.45pm

Fixtures: TIP teams play as part of BNA Summer Season Competition on either Tuesday or Wednesday night (draws allocated at start of season) from October 3rd 2017

Players selected in the Under 16 and 18 age groups will be doing strength and conditioning training only (each Monday 5 – 6pm). We recommend that they play in their club teams over Summer Season 2017/18.

Players selected in the TIP Program will be notified by late August – names will be listed on the BNA website. We recommend that players inform their clubs that they are trialing for TIP so that may be accommodated into a club team if they are not successful in gaining a TIP Program selection.

Requirements: It is important that parents and players understand the requirements of being part of the TIP program. All players participating in the TIP program are required to nominate for a Brisbane Netball Association 2018 representative team trials and play in a team if selected. 

One nomination & fee ensures nomination for both TIP program trials (2017) and Rep trials (2018) –  $30.

Players are required to trial for TIP selection (August 2017) and Rep Team selection (Jan/Feb 2018).

TIP Age Groups (age as at 1/1/18) & Trial Times 

Age Group Year Born Trial Time Location
Under 12 2006 Sunday 13th August

Start: 9.30am

: 9.15am

Clayfield College Sports Centre. Corner of Wagner Road and Sandgate Road, Clayfield.
Under 13 2005 Sunday 13th August

Start: 12.30pm

: 12.15pm

Clayfield College Sports Centre. Corner of Wagner Road and Sandgate Road, Clayfield.
Under 14 2004 Sunday 13th August

Start: 3pm

: 2.45pm

Clayfield College Sports Centre. Corner of Wagner Road and Sandgate Road, Clayfield.
Under 15 2003 Monday 14th August

Start: 6pm

: 5.45pm

BNA Courts
Under 16 2002 Monday 14th August

Start: 7.15pm

: 7pm

BNA Courts
Under 18 2001 & 2000 Monday 14th August

Start: 7.15pm

: 7pm

BNA Courts
  • Nomination Fee: $30.00 for combined TIP Trial and Rep Trial Nomination Fee
  • Late Nomination Fee: $35
  • Nominations close:  Saturday 5 August 2017

Season Cost: U12 – 15 Players – $260 * & U16 & 18 Trainers – $120 *

(the figures above are based on players playing their 2nd season of netball in 2017 and who are currently registered with Netball Qld for 2017, please contact admin@brisbanenetball.org.au if you are not currently registered with NQ in 2017).

We discourage players from playing in a club AND TIP team during the Summer Season due to game time clashes and too much pressure on players.

Uniform: If selected in a BNA TIP team, players must wear the BNA dress and BNA bike pants or plain black bike pants.

  • All players are required to wear a BNA training singlet to training on Monday nights.
  • These will be available for purchase.
  • Uniforms (dresses) are available for hire through our hire system.
  • More details will be provided when the players selected in the program are announced.


If you are selected into the TIP program you are required to trial for and play in a 2018 representative team (if selected). The purpose of the TIP program is to give development opportunities to players who will make themselves available for selection into a BNA representative team in 2018.

Information regarding 2018 Representative Teams

In 2018 BNA will open nominations for the following representative teams –

  • Under 12 – Under 15 age groups – State Age Championships
  • Under 16, Under 18 and Opens – Queensland Cup
  • Under 16, Under 18 and Opens – Queensland Premier League

Development teams will also be selected in any age group where there is the appropriate level and balance to select such a team.

Being selected in a 2018 representative team requires the following commitment –

  • Attend representative team trials in February 2018 and if selected, play in a rep team;
  • Attend a Welcome Night in February 2018;
  • Purchase necessary uniform items (if new, then approximately $350. Some uniform items are available secondhand);
  • Pay fees associated with events (these will be set in January 2018);
  • Attend training sessions as set by your coach – generally once or twice per week (commencing in February 2018);
  • Attend carnivals as set by your coach – up to 4 per season held on a Sunday;
  • Attend the Netball Queensland State Event:
  1. State Age is a 5-day event held in the July 2018 school holidays.
  2. Queensland Cup is a 2-day event held over a weekend in August 2018.
  3. Queensland Premier League is a weekly competition held from May to September 2018.

State Age and Queensland Cup may be travelling events (ie outside the Brisbane metropolitan area).  If so then the players will travel and stay with their teams for the duration of the event.

You must be able to meet the commitments necessary of being selected into a 2018 representative team if you intend on trialing for a position in the 2017/18 TIP program.

Information regarding the venues and costs of the 2018 State Events including State Age Championships, Queensland Cup and Premier League will be made available once advised by Netball Queensland in late 2017.

Trials for 2018 rep teams will be held in February 2018.

Whilst selection in the 2017 TIP program is not a guarantee of selection into a 2018 representative team, if you are selected in the TIP program you are required to trial and make yourself available for selection in a 2018 rep team. When nominating online, you will need to confirm your understanding of the process and requirements for the TIP program 2017/18 and Representative requirements in 2018.

Coach Development Opportunity

Are you an experienced club coach who is interested in furthering your skills and obtaining further coach development? The Talent Identified Player (TIP) Program provides opportunities for coaches to gain mentoring and guidance from senior coaches, through the program which runs over the Summer Season. If you are interested and would like to become involved, please email Alecia at rep@brisbanenetball.org.au to express your interest.