Herefordshire Netball

County Academies

We are committed to developing our young netballing talent. The academy programme is about individual players:- improving their skills and athletic ability to maximise their potential. The academies are the first step on  England Netball's performance pathway. It is from the County academies that the girls can move via screening through to regional academies, regional NTL and even England youth training given the right talent, dedication and hard work.  We are very proud of Ellie Smith, a member of last years under 16 academy who is currently in the England under 17 squad and Becky Griffin a current under 16 who is in the Regional Academy - well done girls.

The county academies are not for match practice this needs to be gained through playing in junior clubs. (see our local clubs) and schools.

County Academies are run for:

Trials are run each autumn with teachers proposing the players they feel most suitable. Girls who have been in the programme automatically get an invitation to trial for the following year.

u12 Academy. Training every spring term. Lead coach  - Sue Connop 

u14 Academy. Weekly training. Lead Coach - Lauren Hall

u16 Academy. Weekly training. Lead Coach - Helen Bowden

For more information on the County Academies please email Helen Booth, County Secretary on