Herefordshire Netball

England roses development framework


The Player Pathway, or England Roses development framework is the England Netball process for developing athletes with the attributes to attain excellence. The programmes within the pathway are focused on developing athletes to reach their potential and form the foundations to enable England Netball to achieve its ambition of being the world's best female sports team. 

The pathway is intended to be a guide for supporting coaches and selectors in preparing the next generation of talented players. Its goal is to provide a ‘shared language’ - a consistent approach to identifying, developing and aiding the progression of athletes towards playing netball at an international level. 



The England Netballl player pathway outlined


For more information, please visit the England Netball website.



The Severn Stars pathway is the next step in the England Roses development framework, after the County U15 player development programme.

As the NSL team for the region, the Severn Stars franchise places a clear emphasis on nurturing talent, and plays an important role in each player's journey towards the England Roses. 

Trials for the Severn Stars will be taking place in September/October.


For more information, please visit the Severn Stars website.



  • September/October: Trials for county & VNSL teams
  • December/January: VNSL teams’ U15 academy selection - stage 2
  • June: VNSL teams’ U15 academy programme selection - stage 2
  • July/August: VNSL teams’ U15 academy team selection
  • September: U15 academies national finals