The England Netball Performance Pathway

In Sussex, we are very committed to nurturing talent. The purpose of the England Netball Performance Pathway is to provide performance-enhancing training for individuals. Competition is delivered outside of the academy programmes in clubs/schools leagues and tournaments. Academies will also provide an opportunity for players to be seen by the Super league franchise performances coaches, and potentially the opportunity to move up the England Netball player pathway ladder.  Sessions are led by UKCC qualified coaches that have experience of coaching talented players.

For more information about the England Netball Performance Pathway click here

The Performance Pathway includes two programmes;-

U13 Satellite Academy x 2 this is the first entrance onto the Performance Pathway with a focus on individual development. Athletes will learn about training and basic technical and tactical skills. Athletes will attend 15 x 2 hour sessions across September to March.

U15 County Academy – Entry to the U15 academy is through either direct access at U15 level, or through progression from the Satellite academies. The focus shifts to working with other players however  the emphasis remains on training and skill development with competition being used to test and refine skills. Athletes in the county academy will attend 2 hour weekly training sessions between September and April (30 sessions total).

The progression from County Academy is through to the Superleague franchise performance hubs at u17, u19 and u21 level. Currently, Surrey Storm is the franchise that Sussex County is linked to.


Nomination of players for the U15 and U13 Sussex Academy Trials will be accepted from all club coaches/ teachers. Positive changes have been made to the Performance Pathway by England Netball, resulting in new Talent Identification support resources. Sussex County Netball Association ask that all nominations are carefully considered and the best talent in Sussex is put forward for the academies. Please visit the Academy Trials page here for more information


Sussex County Association would like to hear from any individuals who may be interested in joining the performance pathway coaching team.
For more information about the coaching roles available, please contact Sheila Martin, County Secretary
Sussex Trial Dates and Information 

Trials for academies usually take place in the May/June of the summer preceding the season start in September. For more information about trials for the upcoming season please click here


2018-2019 Sussex Performance Pathway

Athletes entering the performance pathway for the 2018-19 season will be announced in September 2018

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