The Development Academies are the first stepping stone into the Northern Ireland National Pathway. We have 2 groups - Development Academy (generally 12-13 year olds) and Future Internationals (14-15 year olds). The purpose of these squads are to work on the skill development of our netballers to better prepare them to transition to the national squads at U17 level netball.
20 March 2020 : Update re Coronavirus
The current coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on our everyday lives as well as our netball activities. With all netball in Northern Ireland now suspended to 30 April 2020, the 2020 Academy Trials have been postponed until further notice.
We will inform all clubs and schools when rescheduled trials will take place, once we have been advised that it is safe to resume group netball activities again.
What can I do in the meantime?
This is an excellent time to work on your own individual skills and fitness.
Mike Bentley, our S&C Coach has put together a workout that you can do at home - click here for more information
If you have a bit of space and a ball (any type of ball will do!) check out netballers and coaches on social media for more tips and ideas