As you are aware, this year, in line with England Netball, we have adjusted the lower age group to under 13 - so we now have under 13 and under 15 age groups. Because of this change in age groups we have decided that for the coming season we will run 1 x U13 Satellite academy (20 weeks - 1.5 hours per week), 1 x U15 Development County Academy (20 weeks - 1.5 hours per week) and 1 x U15 County Academy (30 weeks - 2 hours per week). Please bear in mind when putting athletes forward for the U13 age group we will only be taking approximately 20 athletes in this age group so we expect competition to fierce.
With regard to the previously publicised trial dates these will run as follows:
Sunday 12 May - U13 preliminary trial - Worthing College - 10 am - 4 pm (sign in 9.30 am)
Sunday 19 May - Worthing College - U13 call backs plus current satellite athletes - 10am - 1 pm (approx)
U15 preliminary trial (sign in 12 noon) - 1pm - 4pm (approx)
Saturday 8 June - Falmer courts - U15 call backs plus current satellite and county athletes - 10am - 4 pm (approx) (sign in 9.30 am)
Please ensure you are available for all dates!
Venues, coaches and dates for the academies next year have yet to be finalised. However I can confirm that the U15 County Academy will be two hours on a Wednesday evening in the Brighton area. The U15 development County Academy and the U.13 Satellite academy will be run on Tuesday evenings, venues to be confirmed.
Please ensure that athletes are aware of the commitment involved in the Performance Pathway. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact
Sheila Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date Sunday 5th May