Sussex County - Player Development Programme (PDP) Information
England Netball's Performance Pathway
The Performance Pathway is England Netball's process for developing athletes with the attributes to attain excellence. The programmes within the pathway are focused on developing athletes to reach their potential and form the foundations to enable England Netball to be the Number 1 Ranked Team in the World.
The Performance Pathway programme provides performance-enhancing training for individuals, not squads. Competition takes place outside the Performance Pathway Programme, in club and school competition.
The pathway begins at satellite level (u13), with counties working in partnership with England Netball to deliver development acadmies as part of the Player Development Programme. Counties also hold responsibility for running county academies (u15), before the Superleague franchises take ownership of pathway delivery (u17 and above).
You can find below further details for the U13 & u15 county screening events for athletes wishing to enter / return to the pathway in the 2023/24 playing season.
Please pay particular attention to screening dates, and deadlines for applications. Sussex County will not accept late submission of applications so it is essential your application is received before the deadline.
Application forms can be completed by parents/guardians of athletes but you must first have obtained endorsement from the athlete's school or club coach to put them forward and their details must be included on the application form.