Our Brooksby Bears Netball Academy, in partnership with Warriors – Charnwood & Rutland Netball Club – is designed for students who wish to develop their Netball skills alongside full-time education. All students who successfully register for the academy will study either Level 2 Sport, Level 3 Sport, or Level 3 Sports Science, depending on their previous achievements.
At SMB College Group, our learners are firmly placed at the heart of everything we do and our courses reflect this. Our Netball Academy is both flexible and supportive, to ensure students succeed in both their education and their sport.
All Academy players have access to a high level of Netball coaching, a personalised Strength and Conditioning programme, Performance Analysis, Sports Psychology support as well as Sports Injury and Rehabilitation.
Interested? Join us at our Academy Launch & Taster Event!
Wednesday 27th October | 18.00-20.00 | Brooksby Campus
Facilities and Services
Full-sized sports hall
Strength and conditioning gym
Classrooms and sports science laboratory
Sports psychology support
Sports Injury and Rehabilitation support
Opportunity to represent the college in the AoC league
Fully-catered accommodation is also available on-site
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Practical sessions in a typical week:
|Tuesday||Performance Analysis followed by Court Training Session|
|Wednesday||Games Programme (or Training if there is no game)|
|Friday||Strength and Conditioning following by a Court Training Session|
About Charnwood Rutland Netball Club
Charnwood Rutland Netball Club launched in 2017 following a merger of two of the biggest and most successful clubs in the region (Charnwood Sapphires in Loughborough and Rutland Rockets in Oakham). The merger made them the biggest club in the East Midlands with 220+ playing members.
They train players from the age of 8+ into adulthood, offering both a performance and development pathway. The club has 20 teams playing in various local leagues in Leicester and Loughborough. The club is also renowned for its regional strength with teams in the East Midlands regional league and two U16 and U14 teams in the top East Midlands league.
The first team gained National premier league status this season and the U16 performance team came an impressive 3rd Place in the U16 National Clubs Finals.