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Netball Academy

There is no better place to play netball at an elite level than Bishop Burton Sport. We offer fantastic facilities and unparalleled access to leading experts, partners and coaches.

As a student on the Bishop Burton netball academy, you'll be able to combine netball training with your studies, offering you an exciting pathway into performance netball.

Our excellent equipment, first-class coaching expertise and external support provide the optimum environment for raising your game.

We have devised a thorough netball programme that is aimed at developing skills and game sense through daily training, coach support and weekly fixtures.

Our main aim is for you to have a positive experience and to develop as an individual and an athlete. If you are a keen netball player that wants to learn in a professional environment then the Bishop Burton Netball Academy is for you!

Meet the coach

Head of Netball Hannah Doughty

Hannah Doughty

Head of Netball

Our Head of Netball, Hannah Doughty, has an ultimate passion for netball and has had various netball roles within the Humberside and Yorkshire region.

Alongside her role at Bishop Burton, Hannah is currently Head of Performance for Humberside Netball, Academy Coach at Leeds Rhinos and Performance Coach at Chevrons and Reckitts Netball Clubs.

Training sessions

You will train every day except for Thursday. Monday and Tuesday are strength-based, followed by netball training. Wednesday is a game day. If there isn’t a game, you will focus on conditioning, netball training and skills. Friday is dedicated to fitness.

In a general week, players get up to four hours of netball training, two hours of strength and one hour of skills. We also provide nutritional and lifestyle sessions throughout the year.

Entry requirements

To apply for the netball academy, you must be a student at Bishop Burton but you can be studying any subject at either college level or degree level with University Centre Bishop Burton. Check out our range of courses.

Why not live on campus?

Why not fully immerse yourself into the Bishop Burton lifestyle and live within our student accommodation? You'll have our sports facilities just a stone's throw away and will get free access to our gym.

Netball scholarships

Here at Bishop Burton, we pride ourselves on helping students to succeed. We have a range of scholarships available that can help you to cover your study costs, such as heavily subsidised gym membership and training kit to support your development. 

How to apply

Players can apply for any course at Bishop Burton College and still be considered for the netball academy. For further information or to express your interest in joining our netball academy, please contact Hannah:

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