Netball

Netball is a performance sport at NTU and is the largest female sports club at the University. As a proudly all-female led sport Nottingham Trent University Netball Club aims to provide a highly competitive and friendly environment. Dedication and team work are at the core of the club's values and play an integral role in the success of the club and each individual. The Netball club is a social and fun club with opportunities for all abilities from competitive athletes to those looking for a mo

Club information

Netball is an exciting, fast and skilful game. It is a game in which two teams of seven players each strive to keep or gain possession of the ball. Players are assigned specific positions, which define their roles within the team and restrict their movement to certain areas of the court. During general play, a player with the ball can hold onto it for only three seconds before shooting for a goal or passing to another player.

Coaching

Head of Netball: Louise Hopkin

Louise Brings a wealth of coaching experience spanning 20 years. Including England Netball Pathways coach for Nottinghamshire County Academy and Loughbrough Lightning Super League Academies coach, working across all age (6 years).

Louise is currently a U21s Coach at Loughborough Lightning Academy

Louise has previously had various support and delivery roles within secondary education. Including; Tutor, Head of Careers Education and Enterprise Lead.

Head of Netball: Louise.hopkin@ntu.ac.uk

Lead Coach (3s & 4s) & Assistant Performance Coach: Constance Xavier

Constance ‘Connie’ has supported the netball coaching at NTU across many academic years. A former police officer and founder of the Nottinghamshire Sirens Netball Club (police team). Connie has many a netball hat from club Regional netball (East Midlands) to Nottinghamshire County Academy Development head coach to U15 Loughborough Lightning hub coach.

Connie is currently the Team Manager for the U21s Loughborough Lightning Academy.

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

1st Team: Midlands 1A

2nd Team: Midlands 3B

3rd Team: Midlands 4B

4th Team: Midlands 4A

5th Team: Midlands 6B

Development City: Nottinghamshire Netball Winter League, Division 2

Development Brackenhurst: Nottinghamshire Netball Winter League, Division3

Intramural: City SU, Wednesdays 13.00 – 16.00

Social, Play for Fun: Thursdays 18.00 – 19.00, Clifton Lee Westwood. Fridays 18.00-19.30 City SU

Practice / meeting schedule

Monday:

18.00 -19.00 S&C Performance Squad, Lee Westwood

18.00 – 19.30 3s & 4s squads, Lee Westwood

19.30 – 21.00 Performance Squad 1s & 2s, Lee Westwood

Tuesdays:

19.00 – 20.00 Brackenhusrt Development, Southwell Leisure Centre

19.30 – 21.00 City Development, City SU

Wednesdays:

PM IM League, City SU

BUCS Fixtures, Home Lee Westwood

Thursdays:

18.00 -19.00 Play for Fun, Lee Westwood

Fridays:

17.00 – 18.00 S&C Performance, Lee Westwood

18.00 – 19.30 BUCs Squads timetabled, Lee Westwood

18.00 – 19.30 Play for Fun, City SU

Saturdays:    Mixed Timings City & Brack’ Development Fixtures, NUSA

How to join

To join our BUCs squads there are allocated trails dates in Fresher’s week. To attend a trial, you must sign your name up by attending a Fresher’s fair at Brackenshurt, City or Clifton. Trials are a £5 entry fee, payable on turnup.

If you are successful through our trials you will be assigned to a squad and to be fully integrated in the team setup you will be asked to pay subs, annual subs are from £60 - £100 (dependent on the squad you are assigned to) which can be paid into any NTU sports desk.

Sports kit information

NTU Netball Dress is available on registration to a club squad this can be purchased and obtained through the club / NTU sport

Contacts

Please message our social media for any questions about the club.

Facebook: NTU Netball

Twitter: @ntunetball

Instagram: ntu_netball

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Don't want to join, but still want to play? Join an Internal Sport League, or try our Play for Fun sessions.

Still need help?

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