The Development Academies are the first stepping stone into the Northern Ireland Performance Pathway. We have 2 groups – Development Academy (generally 11-13 year olds) and Future Internationals (13-15 year olds). The purpose of these squads are to focus on the individual skill development of our netballers to better prepare them to transition to the national squads at U17 level and beyond.

2022 Netball NI Academy

 2022 Academy Regional Squad Trial Dates and Coaching Teams

You can register to trial in 2 ways:

  1. Speak with your school or club coach to make a nomination on your behalf.
  2. Register using the individual nomination form :

Cost to trial: £5 per netballer

NOTE: If a netballer is registered to trial and cannot attend the trial date due to covid, illness or injury they may be seen at the first training session provided we have been made aware that they are unable to attend the trial.

If you are already aware that you can not attend the trial date, note this as you complete your nomination form

Please contact Julie-Anne (performanceadmin@netballni.org) or Noleen (headofperformance@netballni.org or 07710 022036) if you have any questions or queries.

What happens at a trial?

Coaches will take you through some warmup exercises then there will be some drills and match play – all you need to do is bring your trial fee and some water with you, and wear trainers, tshirt and shorts/leggings/skort – whatever is most comfortable.

What happens if you are successful?

Netballers selected onto the U13 and U15 Regional Academy Squads will attend a series of training sessions between March and September. They will work with their coaching teams on their on court technical and tactical skills, as well as learn about off court skills that make an effective high performing athlete.

Cost of the Netball NI Regional Academy Squads: £100