university netball academy
access to multi-million pound facilities
extensive pathways with England netball and welsh netball
As a talented netballer, you’ll have the chance to study and train as part of one of the country’s most successful student athlete netball programmes in the UK. We have an outstanding track record of developing players as well as preparing athletes for a career beyond their sport.
We will help you to balance your studies and your netball commitments. You’ll benefit from our extensive links with pathways in both Welsh Netball and England Netball. We’ll support your development and provide you with additional opportunities to play and officiate for Hartpury, as well as with external clubs. Whilst you’re with us, you can gain invaluable work experience and build links for your chosen career.
You will learn from qualified and well experienced coaches who are involved at both National and International level alongside playing in the UK Netball Super League. As coaches, we will support you to balance your academic studies and your netball commitments to enable you to succeed cohesively in both. Our students have gone on to represent at National, NPL or International level regularly.
We are currently a Team Bath Athlete Development Centre and also have players from other Netball Superleague Franchises as well as players from the Welsh Pathway. The academy will support you with your franchise and pathway choice to ensure you have the best possible support to succeed within your netball career.
Your sporting timetable is designed with you in mind, meaning you'll get the best from your qualification and your training. The training will work alongside your study and playing level. With teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and the AoC National Leagues, there’s something for everyone.
We currently have over 100 athletes within the Netball programme continuing to grow per year. It is a very competitive academy however we ensure to accommodate to all levels and standards of play.
Our Hartpury University and College Netball Academy will be holding assessment days on Tuesday 25 October 2022 and Tuesday 21 February 2023, 10:00am – 3:00pm, for any prospective college students for the forthcoming academic year (September 2023). These assessment days are for netballers who are looking to apply for an academic course here at Hartpury University and College and are designed to give both students and parents an introduction to the Netball Academy.
It is strongly advised that all those wishing to be part of the Netball Academy attend one of these days, as it is hoped that any unanswered questions regarding the netball provision at Hartpury University and College will be able to be answered, in addition to students getting an initial feel for the level of the netball programme that is provided.
Improve all aspects of your game on-site with access to our specialist facilities. A brand-new double sports hall with dedicated netball courts provide the ideal surface for your game. Built in performance cameras provide valuable video analysis support for the academy teams also allowing pathway coaches to watch over your success.
You’ll also benefit from access to our performance services. Strength and conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to lifestyle management and game analysis will keep you performing at your peak. Our athletes have access to some of the best performance facilities in the Country to aid with rehab and performance in our brand new biomechanics lab and human performance suits.
Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.
We're home to top-level coaches, sport and exercise scientists, nutritionists, conditioners, medics and athletes, across 10 Sports Academy programmes, as well as our student-led rugby team, Hartpury RFC. Our Sports Academies have produced over 200 international sports stars over recent years.
Our outstanding sports facilities mean you can develop your skills as an industry specialist would.
You’ll benefit from some of the UK’s most advanced sports technology including an anti-gravity treadmill, altitude chamber, high-tech 3D tracking cameras and high-resolution digital mirrors.
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