Local Authority HUBS
The Local Authority Hub programme began during the 2012-13 season. It is the first mile-stone within the Wales Netball Performance Pathway.
Our Netball Development Officers work with local authorities across the country to run netball sessions for children in the area. There are currently 42 separate LA Hub sessions offered in Wales, and this figure is growing each year.
The programme contains three different age groups – Under 15, Under 13, and Under 11. The Hubs will meet once a month for two hours, to receive fun and diverse training from supportive and skilled local netball coaches. The Local Authority Hubs trials are held in October, with the monthly trainings starting from November. The players are given an opportunity to put the skills they have learnt into practice at the end of the season with an exciting tournament. It is also an opportunity to meet other young netballers from different areas of the country.
The aim of the Local Authority HUB programme is to provide a progressive and accessible pathway to maximise our young athletes’ potential to be the best they can be.
If you would like to introduce your child into the LA Hub programme to join over 800 young netballers on their Wales Netball journey – contact your Netball Development Officer (NDO) from your region. To find out who your NDO is, head to the ‘Clubs’ page on our website.
There is a set criteria that we ask potential LA Hub players to meet prior to their trial. You can find further guidance on the LA Hub criteria, here.