WADL has an extensive development program that is designed to assist students in improving and refining their debating skills. We offer a variety of development opportunities and activities.


WADL offers debating seminars to schools on request. Our presenters take classes of students of all skill-levels, providing introductions to debating, sessions on rebuttal and case construction, and training to teachers as coaches and adjudicators. Existing seminars can be tailored to your school's specific needs.

To book a seminar, and to find out more, please visit the WADL Seminars page here.

Development Weekend 2016

On Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26, WADL will be holding its 2017 Development Weekend. The event will be an opportunity for students to improve and refine their debating skills. It is free for all students who are registered to compete in the Schools Debating Competition, and more information can be found here.

Debating Resources

We have created a set of online debating guides, which are freely available online here.