The Programme

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

Click here to find out more & book your place!


Facilities and Services

Full-sized sports hall

Strength and conditioning gym

Classrooms and sports science laboratory

Changing rooms

Onsite café

Performance analysis

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

Click here to find out about our College Transport options


Practical sessions in a typical week:

Monday Rest Day
Tuesday Performance Analysis followed by Court Training Session
Wednesday Games Programme (or Training if there is no game)
Thursday Performance Analysis
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.


Interested? Join us at our upcoming Taster Session!

Wednesday 27th October | 18.00-20.00 | Brooksby Campus

Click here to find out more & book your place!