Hampshire's Academies are the first step on the England Netball Performance Pathway.

Our geographically-large county has the following personnel delivering Hampshire's Performance Pathway opportunities to athletes aged 11-16 years:

  • Academy Co-ordinator - Fran Richards
  • Academy Administrator - Val Banks
  • Lead County Academy Coach - Fran Richards
  • Assistant County Academy Coach - Sonja Payne
  • Lead South Satellite Coach - Bev Crook
  • Assistant South Satellite Coach - Jackie Hammond
  • Lead North Satellite Coach - Bev Crook
  • Assistant North Satellite Coach - Paige Richards

Please use email address to contact Sarah Ellard and her Hampshire Academy colleagues.

Please click here for the Letter to Coach/Teacher from the HNA Academy Co-ordinator, Sarah Ellard.


We are pleased to inform you  that Hampshire Netball Association will continue to run Academies and the age groups will be under 13 and under 15 in line with the recommendations from England Netball. HNA are linked to Surrey Storm Franchise and more detail going forward will be sent to you all.

Academy trial forms for athletes that you would like to recommend.  Athletes can only be recommended if they are an EN affiliated member to their club and have played in leagues during the 2017/2018 season. Athletes in the system this year will not need to trial on April 28th but will be invited, if retained, to the trial on July 14th 

All forms to be returned, via email, to Val Banks ( later than Friday, 13th April, 2018

U13 Trial Form

U15 Trial Form


Hampshire Satellite Academy hosted Sussex Satellite tonight at Places Leisure Eastleigh. Some lovely netball played with thanks to Sonja Payne, Fran Richards, Paige Richards and Jackie Hammond as well as the umpires and Sussex for visiting.

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