At Aspire we are well into our first year of the programme and have been overwhelmed with the successes of our Athletes and the positive feedback from our players and parents …..here are some testimonials from players and parents at Aspire in their own words.

One word ….PHENOMENAL!!  This year, and it isn’t over yet, has covered so much from nutrition, strength & conditioning, supporting the recovery of injuries, specialist days at universities, expert and high quality coaches from netball and different sporting professionals plus match play against promising future Superleague and England players….not to forget the ladies who do all the background admin and support team which is critical to the running of Aspire this has been clear and timely.  My daughter has loved every minute of it!  It has enhanced her as an individual, her skills and knowledge associated with the game and she has made some great friendships.  The only draw back is the travel, but a very small price to pay as all in all this programme has far exceeded what any others offer.

HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU ALL, for taking the leap of faith and developing this programme…..WOW what are you going to do next year to top it? I think you need to start saving for your own stadium/academy!!

Advanced group player parent


Cassie was delighted when she gained a place at Aspire Elite Performance Programme.  Designed to promote player development and to compliment club and/or academy activities, Cassie has found the programme to be full of great opportunities.   It is extremely well designed and tirelessly supported by the dedicated team at Aspire.The programme focuses not only on training and match play, but also gives players the opportunity to explore an array of associated and important subjects such as fitness, psychology and nutrition.Organised as part of the programme, informative lectures and University experience days help to encourage players to understand the need for a holistic and integrated approach to their training and their efforts to become better athletes.  The training is technical and advanced, but it is explained and demonstrated in a very practical and clear to understand way and experienced coaches are always on hand, giving excellent group and one-on-one guidance and advice.  The chance to play teams from Super League franchises and regional academies, specialist “position” coaching sessions, video analysis of play and fitness testing – all great opportunities and all part of the programme.  However, one-off sessions with noted trainers such as Tony Minichiello and an eagerly anticipated trip to Ireland, organised by Aspire, to play the Ireland International Junior Squad have certainly been highlights of the programme so far.  Cassie has thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and has greatly benefitted from it.


sharon and richard mays – elite player parents


“Superb Academy with outstanding coaches and incredible opportunities for the athletes.  Unbelievable value for money.”

Karen Lawrence – Elite Player Parent


“More than just a netball academy – The Individual Learning Plan and feedback received has really helped me to progress. The guest speakers and University experience days have soundly consolidated knowledge for GCSE PE and provided a sound footing for study at the next level. Aspire offers next level netball with outstanding coaches and opportunities to work with some of the best as well as match play against some incredible teams.”

Alice – Elite Player


Just wanted to let you know how much my daughter enjoyed the session last night! It was fabulous!!
Although the highlight for me, as I was watching, is when the girls were singing Queen – Dont stop me now….as we are having such a good time!!! And they really were!! One of those moments I wish I had recorded!!
Another amazing session and looking forward to the next one!

Elite Player Parent


My daughter has found the programme incredibly beneficial.   As a relative newcomer to netball, the focus on skills and particularly positional play has been invaluable.    She has also particularly enjoyed the gym sessions and as a parent I am delighted to see how the programme has helped to show the girls the importance of not only strength and conditioning but also nutrition.     I think that she has improved as a player throughout the season for her club side and being involved with Aspire during that time has definitely accelerated her progress.

Foundation Player Parent