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    December 17, 2021

Trials for Performance Pathway are now live!

Following the launch of our new Performance Pathway, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open to trial.  


Those seeking to trial must have a Wales Netball account on the membership portal, however, they do not have to have a paid membership to attend the trial. Please note, those without a valid membership are not covered by Wales Netball insurance, therefore play at their own risk.


To be eligible for Regional Academy, trialists have to have represented at least one of the following:

  • School (1st/A team for relevant age group)
  • County/Region (1st/A team for relevant age group)
  • Club (1st/A team for relevant age group)
  • NPL Franchise
  • National Team

You are not expected to attend a Regional Academy if you are over the age of 17 and play in an NPL franchise or are in a University/College programme. National Academy trials will be in February and applications for those trials will be opening soon. U19 & U21 athletes can trial for regional academy if they are not part of another netball programme as highlighted above.


The trial dates are as follows:

  • Cardiff University – 22nd and 29th of January 2022, 10:30-12:00
  • Bridgend College – 21st and 28th of January 2022, 17:30–19:00
  • Coleg Cambria – 20th and 27th of January 2022, 17:30-19:00
  • Coleg Gwent – 21st and 28th of January 2022, 17:30-19:00
  • Coleg Sir Gar – 22nd and 29th of January 2022, 10:30-12:00
  • Neath Port Talbot College LLandarcy (NPTC) – 22nd and 29th of January 2022, 10:30-12:00
  • University of South Wales in partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd – 22nd and 29th of January 2022, 14:00-15:30

We have a new booking system for the trials which is now live. There is a video below which demonstrates the new system and how to book.

To apply, follow the link below. The trials at each Regional Academy have been separated into age groups, (for the purpose of safety) so please ensure the data you input is correct. The age groups are detailed on the membership portal.


To apply to trial, please click on this link (some web browsers do not support this).

If you have and questions or problems please contact Joelle – joelle.moreno@walesnetball.com


Please check the Pathway Information before you apply to see if you are eligible. 

Final day to apply to trial is the 17th of January at 5pm



How To Video

How to book on as a logged in member. Watch Video

How to book on with no membership. Watch Video

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