Hartpury College Netball Academy

Netball Academy

Welcome to an exceptional opportunity for talented netball players. At Hartpury College, you'll study and train within one of the UK's most successful student athlete netball programs.

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Hartpury College boasts a remarkable track record in nurturing netball players and preparing them for careers that extend beyond the world of sports.

We are dedicated to helping you strike the perfect balance between your academic journey and your netball aspirations. Our extensive connections within both Welsh Netball and England Netball pathways provide a solid foundation for your development. You'll have the chance to play and officiate for Hartpury while also exploring opportunities with external clubs. Throughout your time with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and cultivate connections that will shape your chosen career.

Prepare to learn from seasoned coaches who hold qualifications and experience at the national and international levels, all while actively participating in the UK Netball Super League. Our coaches are committed to helping you harmonize your academic studies with your netball commitments, enabling you to excel in both domains. Many of our students have progressed to represent at the National, NPL, or International levels on a regular basis.

As a current Team Bath Athlete Development Centre and home to players from various Netball Superleague Franchises and the Welsh Pathway, our academy is equipped to support your franchise and pathway choices, ensuring you receive optimal guidance for your netball career success.

Your sporting timetable is meticulously designed to cater to your unique needs, ensuring you maximize the benefits of your academic qualifications and training regimen. Our training program seamlessly integrates with your studies and playing level, with teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and the AoC National Leagues, offering opportunities for all.

Currently, our Netball program boasts over 100 athletes, with continuous growth each year. While the academy is highly competitive, we are committed to accommodating players of all levels and standards.

Assessment days

Our Academy will be holding an assessment day on Wednesday 14 February 12pm-4pm for any prospective students for the forthcoming academic year (September 2024). Our assessment days are for netballers who are looking to apply for an academic course at Hartpury and are designed to give both students and parents an introduction to the Netball Academy.

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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching
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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Fitness
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Football
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Gain a grounding in all aspects of sport, with emphasis on performance and excellence in football. Develop your knowledge of football training techniques for a range of players, from children to professionals. You’ll examine your own game to ensure you improve as a player. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Golf
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Golf)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

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For over 15 years, Hartpury College has been the nurturing ground for more than 250 aspiring athletes who have gone on to achieve international acclaim. From equestrian champions at the Olympics to our triumphant men's and women's rugby and men's football teams in the BUCS leagues, we are dedicated to cultivating the finest sporting talent.

Sport Academies Montage Hartpury University

Equine Academy

Our Equine Academy offers world-class coaching to empower our equestrian athletes in their pursuit of competitive careers. Notable graduates include Astier Nicolas, an Olympic medallist at Rio, and dressage sensation Olivia Oakeley.

Hartpury College Equine Academy

Women’s Rugby Academy

With representation in the top echelons of women's rugby - the Premier 15s and BUCS National League - coupled with previous BUCS championship victories, our university women's rugby team is truly exceptional. Guided by England star Natasha Hunt, we've proudly produced talents like Zoe Aldcroft, crowned World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2021.

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Men’s Rugby Academy

Our student-led rugby team, Hartpury University RFC, takes center stage on our campus. It's no surprise that graduates like Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill, and Ben Vellacott have gone on to make their mark in the professional rugby world.

University Mens Rugby Academy

Women’s Football Academy

In both football and futsal, our teams are active participants in the BUCS league. Our students are not only regulars in the Women's Futsal Super Series, aired live on BT Sport, but also frequently feature in club sides competing in the National League.

Hartpury College Womens Football Academy

Men’s Football Academy

Our senior football program stands among the finest in the UK. With 11 BUCS Premier League titles and five BUCS national championships under our belt, we have consistently produced remarkable talents. Graduates like Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu, who represented Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, speak to our program's excellence.

Hartpury College Mens Football Academy

Rowing Academy

Five former students and staff members earned coveted spots in Team GB's rowing squad for the Tokyo Olympics. Our achievements extend to numerous Home International appearances, victories at prestigious events like Henley Regatta, National Schools, and BUCS Regatta, all while maintaining a strong partnership with British Rowing.

Hartpury College Rowing Academy

Golf Academy

Our presence in top-level BUCS leagues, the BUCS Golf Tour, and competitions sanctioned by The R & A attests to the quality of our Golf Academy. Notable successes include former student George Bryant's victories at the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championships and Joe Buenfeld's triumph at the Junior European Open.

Hartpury College Golf Academy

Athlete Performance Academy

We provide unwavering support to athletes participating at the highest levels of their national governing body talent pathways, encompassing a wide spectrum of sports, including athletics, biathlon, cricket, swimming, and more.

Hartpury College Athlete Performance Academy

Modern Pentathlon Academy

As one of Pentathlon GB's premier modern pentathlon academies, Hartpury College has consistently delivered exceptional results and fostered the development of aspiring athletes.

Hartpury College Modern Pentathlon Academy