Program Aim 

The Elite Development Squad (EDS) program is Netball Tasmania’s High-Performance Pathway program. The purpose of the program is to provide a high-performance training environment for identified Tasmanian athletes, supporting them to reach their full potential and play at the highest level possible.

Program Purpose 

The Program is designed to provide a graduated experience to help build junior athlete aspirations for elite Netball opportunities and to assist the athletes to make the transition through a more structured talent development program which is crucially linked to a high performance SSN program. 

The participation of junior potential athletes will also contribute to ‘critical mass’ and wider training activities and drive forward numbers progressing through into the higher tiers of the program. 

Importantly each of the Tiers of the EDS programs will have difference in service delivery and training expectations.  


High Performance Coach, Jon Fletcher will oversee and provide mentoring and structure to all programs. Program and region coaches are as follows:

Black and White South  - Jon Fletcher

Black and White North - Lynda Colgrave

Green South - Andrew Jackson and Marsha Batchelor

Green North - Katie O'Neill and Helen Payne

Selection of Athletes 

The 2020 Program takes on a slightly different model to that of 2018 and 2019 and the specific details for each of the three (3) tiers can be viewed by navigating to each of the Black, White, and Green links. 

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