Netball Australia’s Centre of Excellence is the training ground for the Samsung Australian Diamonds. It replaced the old Australian Institute Of Sport (AIS) netball scholarship program in 2014. The Centre of Excellence is an intensive boot camp for future national stars, supported by elite coaches and AIS performance staff. The ultimate goal is to prepare Australia’s next generation of netballers for the grueling nature of international competition. Michelle Wilkins is the head coach of the Centre of Excellence program, supported by specialist coaches from all over Australia.