Netball Academy

The Netball Academy is designed to give you the optimum balance between developing your skills and having fun.

We train hard and perform at a high standard, but also provide opportunities to go on trips, as well as tours to European destinations where we play in tournaments and attend other events.

All training sessions will be tailored to help you progress and improve in all aspects of your play.

You will not only represent the College in various competitions, but will have opportunities to participate in national trials.

Contact us now if you would like to join the Netball Academy.


Netball practice at Brock

More about the Netball Academy

What are the benefits?

Our Netball Academy is the ideal platform for aspiring athletes to benefit from outstanding coaching delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches.

As a Netball Academy player you will have the chance to play in the Hampshire Colleges League and participate in cup competitions both regionally and nationally.

You can also be part of our European Tour, giving you a taste of netball around the continent.

What about facilities?

You will train on campus using our three outdoor netball courts and our Sports Hall.

You will also have access to the following facilities:

  • Fully equipped gym and fitness studio.
  • Twenty-five acres of playing fields.
  • Purpose-built changing facilities.
  • Floodlit all-weather courts for netball and tennis.
  • Grass pitches for football, rugby, hockey and lacrosse.

Are there fees?

All costs will be kept at a minimum. However, we charge a £100 joining fee that covers spend associated with league entries, referees, match fees, transport, insurance and pitch hire. You will also need to purchase a special Academy kit.

Are there entry requirements?

To join one of our academies you will need:

  • A good level of playing experience in your chosen sport.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.
  • To be 16 -19 years old.
  • A place studying a course at Brockenhurst College. You do not have to be studying a sport related programme to be a member of a Sports Academy.

Will I compete?

All Academies compete in competitions throughout the season.

These include county, regional and national competitions such as Hampshire Colleges leagues and cups, British Colleges Sport leagues and tournaments, and other nationwide cup competitions.

There is also a full range of competitive opportunities for you to achieve county, regional and national call-ups within your sport. This includes British Colleges Sport and national governing bodies’ talent identification systems.

   Why join the Academy?

  • Team One and Team Two play in the Hampshire Colleges League, with Team One also playing in the National Colleges Cup.
  • Training takes place twice a week and is structured to include fitness and skill work, as well as tactical play and match play.
  • You will get help and advice related to nutrition, injury rehabilitation and psychological factors.
  • You can join our European Tour to gain a taste of netball across the continent and enjoy time away with your teammates.
  • Players have gone on to play for their university teams.

Taster Sessions

Each year we hold trials where you can discover more about our academies and how you can take part in sport alongside your studies.

The Sports Academy system is open to all Brock students. Importantly, we expect entrants to have a solid background of playing experience and show full commitment to the team, as well as determination to improve.

Contact us now to register your interest in joining a Sport Academy.

If you’d like to be part of the Academy please contact us.


Find out more about the Sports Academy at one of our Open Events.

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01590 625555 ext 259
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