Our Squads

We have a range of age group programmes designed to offer development and competition within a performance pathway

Our Loughborough Lightning Academy supports over 270 athletes from 12 – 21 years of age. We believe in an inclusive athlete centred environment that fosters a culture of excellence, teamwork, ownership and gratitude whilst providing a strong foundation for personal development. Our Academy has strong links to the Loughborough Lightning senior programme and our ethos is inclusive of all ages and stages within our club.

U21 Squad

The National Performance League (NPL) competition is the top competition for age group players in the country. The team will train weekly at Loughborough University on a Thursday Night (7-9pm) from September to May alongside the Superleague and U19 team. The league will begin in January and run till April.

U19 Squads

The National Performance League (NPL) competition is the top competition for age group players in the country. The team will train weekly at Loughborough University on a Thursday night (7-9pm) from September to May alongside the Superleague and U21 team. The league will begin in December and run till April.

U17 Squads


The team will have friendly fixtures arranged against other franchise teams to simulate the NPL. The team will train weekly on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night (TBC) at Loughborough University from October to May. Games will be played between November and April.

U15 Squads

The team will have friendly fixtures arranged against other franchise teams to simulate the NPL. The team will train fortnightly on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night (TBC) at Loughborough University from October to May. Games will be played between November and April.

Hubs

We have 8 hubs targeting the most talented 13-17 year olds across East Midlands. The Hubs will deliver 20 sessions between September and April and will also take part in education days and games days at Loughborough University in the school holidays.

Meet Our Coaching Team

We have a large group of dedicated coaches within our pathway. At Loughborough Lightning our coaches are given the opportnity to develop and progress. We offer a range of CPD opportunities that place our coaches at the forefront of performance netball. 

We love that our coaches are unique and encourage each of them to develop a coaching style that is centered around a growth mindset philosophy. 

 

Our Coaching Team for 2020-2021 season will be updated soon. 

Training Locations

Our hub locations for 2020-2021 season will be updated soon. 

Apply Now

We have a variety of coaching positions across our Academy from U15s - U21s. For more information about our coaching opportunities and to apply to be part of the Loughborough Lighting Academy Coaching team, we welcome you to send a copy of your Netball CV and a covering letter expressing your interest to join us. 

Please send to our Pathway Head Coach, Victoria Burgess
V.Burgess@lboro.ac.uk