Netball NI and Rowing Ireland, in conjunction with Sport NI, are delighted to launch a talent project aimed at female athletes who want a new challenge.

We are looking for female athletes between 14-23 years old and over 5’8 / 178cm to come along to one of the upcoming testing days in February to find out if they have what it takes to be competitive at international level in rowing or netball

Rowing and Netball are two sports where taller athletes can use their extra height to advantage – to gain additional leverage in a rowing boat; or to have a commanding presence in defence or attack on a netball court.

Rowing Ireland and Netball NI are looking for tall female athletes who display aptitude to excel at the highest level in either sport to join their talent programmes through a series of testing days.

No specific Netball or Rowing skills are required.

Both sports have an existing talent programme in place and aim to fast track potentially talented individuals onto their performance pathways; ultimately looking for individuals who might one day represent Ireland at Olympic Games for Rowing or Northern Ireland in the Commonwealth Games for Netball.

For more information on the project, including information on how to apply, please click here.

Applications to the project close on 3rd February 2017.