The Netball Academy offers players the ultimate combination of having fun and developing your skills.
We train hard and perform at an exceptionally high standard for a College netball team, but we also offer options to go on trips, tours to European destinations and take part in numerous tournaments and events.
All training sessions are tailored to help you progress and improve in all aspects of play. You will not only represent the college in various competitions but will be given the opportunity to trial and represent the country.
More about Netball
Who will I be taught by?
(UKCC Level 2 Netball Coach, BSc Sports Science, PGCE, ITEC Sports Massage).
Julie plays in the Regional League for her Portsmouth based club, which she is also Head Coach of.
As well as coaching this adult team, Julie also runs her own junior netball club for girls aged 11-16. She has coached players of all abilities, and currently coaches County and Regional level players.
(UKCC Level 2 Netball Coach, C Award Netball Umpire)
Abi plays netball in the Hampshire League for a Southampton based side. She is actively involved in all aspects of the club from umpiring regularly to coaching various age groups and teams. Both coaches are highly experienced and look forward to welcoming all players to the Academy
What are the benefits?
The Academy is a tremendous platform for all aspiring athletes to gain outstanding coaching from highly qualified and experienced coaches.
As a Netball Academy player you will have the chance to play in the Hampshire College’s League and participate in cup competitions both regionally and nationally.
You will also be part of a European tour to give you a taste of netball around the continent with your Academy friends.
What facilities will I have access to?
Training will take place on our three outdoor netball courts that are on campus and our sports hall.
You will also have access to the following facilities:
- Fully equipped gym and fitness studio.
- 25 acres of playing fields.
- Brand new purpose built changing facilities.
- Extended sports hall with basketball, badminton, tennis, netball and volleyball court.
- Floodlit all-weather courts for netball and tennis.
- Grass pitches for football, rugby, hockey and lacrosse.
Are there any fees?
The costs to join the academy are kept at a minimum, however we do ask all students to pay a £75 fee to join which goes towards all costs, such as league entries, referees, match fees, transport, insurance, pitch hire etc.
You will also be asked to purchase the Academy team kit.
Are there any entry requirements?
To join one of our academies you will need to have/be:
- A good level of playing experience in your chosen sport be it from playing for your school or a club, county etc.
- A willingness to learn and develop in your chosen sport.
- A student studying a course at Brockenhurst College. Remember – you don’t have to study sport to be a member of the Sports Academy.
- Between 16 -19 years old.
Will I be competing?
All of the Academies compete in competitions throughout the season.
These include county, regional and national competitions such as Hampshire Schools and Colleges Leagues and Cups, British Colleges Sport leagues and tournaments as well as other nationwide cup competitions.
There is also a full range of competitive opportunities for individual students to gain county, regional and national representation within their sport. This includes British Colleges Sport and National Governing Bodies talent identification systems.
Get Involved – Taster Sessions
If you’d like to be part of the Netball Academy, then come along to one of our Sports Academy taster sessions to find out more about our academies and how you can take part in sport alongside your studies. Our Netball taster sessions are held in May each year.
The programme is open to all Brock students, however we expect our academy players to have a good level of playing experience in their sport and a willingness to learn and develop. You must also show full commitment to your team.