Netball is one of Bradfield’s major sports in the Lent Term. Bradfield netball encourages pupils of all ages and abilities to enjoy, learn, develop and compete.

We give 200 girls the opportunity to represent the College each week with a typical week seeing 19 fixtures played from U14 through to the 1st VII.

Bradfield netballers enjoy excellent facilities with seven outdoor and two indoor courts used for training and matches.

Coaching

Our experienced team of coaches, which includes former internationals, work hard to develop and nurture the girls, exposing them to new and different opportunities to grow each week. Our team of coaches use a wide variety of coaching techniques, developing all players through enjoyable and stimulating drills and dynamic game-related practices.

Charlotte Southall

Charlotte played regional standard netball before turning to coaching. She has led national school teams and the Coventry University Netball programme, a role that enabled her to create strong links with WASPS Super League team.

Charlotte provides leadership and development in all areas of netball for the College. She implements the netball training programme for all players and creates provision to push the most talented. She also works alongside the Head of Strength and Conditioning to develop specific fitness provision for the requirements of netball.

A typical week of coaching for a Bradfield netballer will involve sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. For the more elite netballers, training on a Friday and specific strength and conditioning sessions tailored to help improve strength and reduce injury happen weekly.

Pre-season training for all age groups begins in January before the start of the Lent Term, focusing on rebuilding skills and fitness. Training for the national age groups starts in the Michaelmas Term, where the three age groups compete in the county rounds.

Surrey Storm take pre-season training with the First VII squad.

Competition

There are opportunities for girls to compete in national age group competitions at U14, U16 and U19 levels and in the Independent Schools Netball Cup. A good number of girls also play at varying levels outside of school at local clubs.

Many of our Year 9 girls have experienced Bradfield Netball through our Prep School Tournament which is held each year. Bradfield also hosts an indoor U18 invitational tournament, which displays a very high level of 1st VII netball across the region.

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