Academy Trials 2019/20
On this page you’ll find information regarding our trials process. If you would like further information about the Sussex academies or the England Netball performance pathway please visit our Talent page here
Provisional Trial Dates (to be confirmed March 2019)
u13 Satellite Academy trials
Open Trial: Sunday 12th May, 10am – 4pm, Venue TBC
Invitational: Sunday 19th May, Venue and Times TBC
Must be available for both dates
u15 County Academy trials
Open Trial: Saturday 8th June, Venue and Times TBC
Nomination of Players
Nominations will only be accepted from club coaches/school PE teachers, however Sussex Netball ask that careful consideration is taken before any player nominations, to ensure that the best talent in Sussex is put forward for trials. England Netball has developed a free online resource to support teachers/coaches to identify the key attributes needed for the performance pathway: http://scouting.englandnetball.co.uk/
Sussex netball is unable to accept nominations from parents. If you are a parent wishing to nominate your daughter please contact your club coach or teacher to discuss this.
Age group criteria
Following an extensive national review of the county and satellite academies, age groups for the satellite and county academies were adjusted at the end of the 2017/18 season. Following a year of operating our academies at u14 and u15 age groups Sussex will complete the transition and operate at u13 and u15 age groups from 2019/20 onwards.
U15 players for 2019/20 must be U15 (Yr10) on 1st Sept’ 2019.
U13 players for 2019/20 must be U13 (Yr 8) or U12 (Yr 7) on 1st Sept’ 2019.
1) Complete a player registration form
Please note: Player registration will only be accepted from club coaches or PE/Netball teachers.
2) Parents/Athletes download a trials form and complete in full. (please note venues & times are to be confirmed so these are currently omitted from the information sheet. All registered players will receive an email to confirm venue and timings ahead of the trials in May/June)
3) Players must bring the completed trials form, along with £5 payment, to the first trial they attend.