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County Under 13
Player Development Programme

Outcome of programme: This is the first entrance into the player pathway and the focus is on individual development. The emphasis is on athletes learning how to train with decision making being a pivotal element, alongside developing resilience and skills required to play netball. Learning the game as well as loving the game with a sense of working together is essential to enhance their experiences at this early stage. 

Duration and structure of training programme: October 2023 – March 2024, minimum fifteen
(15 x 2hrs) sessions and two Match Days

Venue & Timings: Abingdon School Sports Centre, Tuesday evenings 6.30 till 8.30pm

Programme cost 2023/24: £140

Number of athletes: 20 

Age of athletes: Under 13 as of 23:59 on 31st August 2023

Duration of time athletes are in programme: An athlete may spend between 6 months to 2 years at this stage. 

Relevant competition: Under-14 or Under-16 County and/or regional Leagues, tournament and inter-school competition.


Athlete Progression: County Under-15 Player Development Programme. 


Tuesday, 5th & 12th September

Abingdon School Sports Centre

Faringdon Road, Abingdon

OX14 1BQ 


Nominations close 31st August.

Athletes are expected to attend both sessions to be considered for selection.

Players can be nominated for screening by a club coach or school teacher. England Netball have created a guidance for school and club coaches to help with their nominations. Learn more here > 


If you have any queries about nominating an athlete please contact our Player Development  
Lead Coach, Maggie Fisher >

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