County Academies

Essex Metropolitan County Netball Association  

England Performance Pathway

There is much confusion regarding the future of the Performance Pathway and this brief document seeks to provide clarification.  England Netball has reviewed the Performance Pathway and there is a transition period until the new pathway begins in 2019/2020.

The Regional Academy no longer exists.  Players within Regional Academy and Regional Performance Academy have moved into the U17/U19 National Super League and National Performance League environments.

From September 2018 a player must be in School Year 7 or 8 to qualify for U13 Academy and School Year 9 or 10 to qualify for U15 Academy.  Essex Met Netball plans to adopt the new age groupings from September 2018 to ensure we are completely aligned to the new pathway structure by the time it officially begins.

The new Performance structure will look like this

U13 Academy

 

Delivery by Essex Met County Netball at Redbridge Sports Centre on a Monday evening – 6.30pm

(Boundary demarcation from 2019)

U15 Academy

 

Delivery by Essex Met County Netball at Redbridge Sports Centre on a Monday evening – 6.30pm

(Boundary demarcation from 2019)

Netball Superleague (NSL) U17 Academies

 

Players at each NSL/NPL Club + Yorkshire & London (No designated boundary demarcation)
Netball Superleague (NSL) U19 Academies

 

Players at each NSL/NPL Club + Yorkshire & London (No designated boundary demarcation)
Roses Academy U17 / U19

 

Camp based programme 2 days/month:

National – locations vary

Futures

 

Camp based programme leading into targeted International events/opportunities – Loughborough
England (Seniors)

 

Roses camp-based programme throughout

international window – Loughborough

(June to January)

 Principles of the pathway change are:

  • Superleague/National Performance League clubs should not be delivering activity for U15 age groups and below.
  • To achieve England Netball’s vision of having the world’s most successful Performance Pathway.
  • To produce World Class players, who strive for excellence and live & breathe a ‘Netball First’ culture.
  • A greater alignment between the pathway and talent development.
  • Well-being and limiting travelling distances for U13 and U15 athletes.

For more information on Essex Metrpolitan Netball Association’s academy programme please email Michelle Cox at countyacademy@essexmet.co.uk 

For further information please visit England Netball https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/the-england-pathway/

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