WASPS NETBALL ACADEMY TRIALS 2019/2020
Please ensure you read all the relevant information that relates to the age group and pathway you wish to trial for before completing the trial form.
You may be aware the Performance Pathway is changing for 2019/20 season due new rulings from England Netball. These changes only affect our provision at U15 level. Our U17/U19 and U21 programmes are not affected by the England Netball regulationss.
A summary of the key changes for u15 provision are:
England Netball has attached each county to a particular VNSL Franchise.
Wasps Netball has been allocated Warwickshire, Birmingham, North Bucks, South Bucks and Oxfordshire.
Counties are responsible for delivering the majority of the U15 and U13 provision.
Each Franchise is responsible for working with their allocated counties to select an U15 squad that will train together (monthly) and represent the Franchise at School Games and other representative competitions.
The representative U15 squad may only be made up of athletes affiliated to one of the Franchise’s allocated counties.
Who can trial for a 2019/2020 Wasps Netball Academy Hub?
Athletes entering Year 10 to Year 13 in September 2019
Athletes must be affiliated to England Netball
To be eligible to play in the Youth Sports Trust School Games 2020, you must meet the following criteria:
Be in School Year 10 at 1st September 2019
Be eligible to play for England
We will only select particularly talented Year 10 athletes for our hubs, so any Under 15 trialists should contact their local county performance lead for more information about their trials for Under 13 & Under 15s. Please contact them as soon as possible as many will be having trials in the next couple of months.
AGE GROUP COMPETITION U17/U19/U21
You are welcome to trial for the Wasps Netball Academy U17/U19 and U21 programmes provided you are:
Affiliated to England Netball
Able to commit to the training programme
Under 17 Programme
Selection for our U17 NPL squad will be made throughout the season from our Hub programme.
Identified athletes will be invited to attend additional U17 training sessions and friendly fixtures, before final selections are made for the summer NPL tournament.
Under 19 Programme
Athletes not currently part of the Wasps Netball Academy wishing to be considered for the U19 programme, must complete a trial application form.
Athletes from the 2019 / 2020 Hub programme may be invited to attend U19 training sessions before selections are made for the squad that will compete in the 2019/2020 U19 NPL competition that runs December 2019 – April 2020. Further trials may take place for the 2020 summer NPL tournament.
See the England Netball website for further information about the U19 NPL competition
Under 21 Programme
Athletes not currently part of the Wasps Netball Academy wishing to be considered for the U21 programme must contact Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org
See the England Netball website for further information about the U21 NPL competition
Wasps Netball Academy Hub Locations 2019/20
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE TRIAL FORM
Stage 1: Trials for all Hubs and new U19 competition squad trialists:
Date: 7th September 2019
Venue: Munrow Arena, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
Time: 10am – 3pm
Payment: £10 to be brought on the day
Successful athletes from Stage 1 will be invited to attend further trials before final Long Squads are selected.
Date: Weeks beginning 16th and 23rd September
Group 1: Bucks / Oxford
Group 2: Rugby / Coventry / Northants
Group 3: Walsall / Stourbridge / Birmingham
Venues and dates to be confirmed
Time: likely to be 6-8pm
Payment: £10 total to be brought on the day
Approximately 16 - 25 athletes will be named in each of the Hub squads for the 2019/20 season (October 2019 – August 2020)
A Competition squad of 15 for each age group will be selected at a later date from these hub athletes.
PLEASE APPLY TO TRIAL BY COMPLETING THE FORM BELOW – A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WITH FINAL DETAILS WILL BE SENT APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK BEFORE STAGE 1 TRIALS