Department of Sport

Performance Netball


Performance Netball


The University of Nottingham Netball Club is one of the most popular sports within the sports clubs at Nottingham and continues to grow in depth and talent each year throughout all 7 BUCS teams.

Players studying at University of Nottingham join one of the university’s fastest developing programmes, with access to some of the best netball facilities in higher education sport as well as establishing strong links between the University and England Netball. As a result of this, the facility hosts annual events such as NPL competitions and England Roses training camps.

All squads compete in high performing leagues including the 1st team who have secured their place in the BUCS Premier North league since their promotion in 2018/19, and have continued to uphold their place in the highest BUCS competition in the country. The performance programme entails various sessions including both on and off court training, a strength and conditioning programme, and classroom based sessions, as well as 1:1 coaching opportunities with the Head of Performance Netball, Paige Reed.

We currently have an abundance of high performing student-athletes with the example of Kelechi Ambros who currently plays in our BUCS first team and has represented England Roses Academy, and has featured within Superleague clubs in recent years. Talented athletes including Leeds Rhinos Super League player, Emily Hollingworth, and England U19 International, Ally Housley, are amongst some of the clubs most recent alumni stars.


Netball at The University of Nottingham


Performance coaching

Paige Reed

Recently joining us is our new Head of Netball, Paige Reed. Paige may be a familiar name to some as she currently plays in the Netball Super League for Leeds Rhinos and is a part of the England Roses programme. We are delighted that Paige has decided to take her first full-time coaching role alongside her playing career with us at University of Nottingham Sport.

Contact our Netball Head Coach


Performance training

  • 2 Weekly court based skill sessions (120 min)
  • 1 Strength based S&C Session (60 min)
  • 1 SAQ based S&C session (60 min)
  • Regular recovery sessions including use of hydro pool 
  • Nutrition advice
  • Regular performance video match analysis


  • 2018/19 - BUCS Midlands 1A winners and promotion to Premier North league (Women 1s)
  • 2018/19 - BUCS Trophy winners (Women 1s)
  • 2017/18 - BUCS Midlands 1A 1st place 
  • 2017/18 - BUCS Conference cup runners up (Women 2s)
  • 2017/18 - BUCS Midlands 2B winners and promotion to Midlands 1A (Women 3s)

Performance facilities

  • National competition holding Netball courts: 4 courts at David Ross Sports Village and 2 courts at Jubilee Sports Centre 


  • 6 teams competing in British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues (BUCS)
  • 1 team competing in the intramural sport programme at University of Nottingham
  • Women 1s: Premier North
  • 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s: Midlands 1A, Midlands 2A, Midlands 3B, Midlands 4A, Midlands 7B
  • Championship - Women's
  • Trophy - Women's
  • Midlands Conference Cup
  • Midlands Conference Plate
  • Nottingham Varsity

Athlete profiles

Ally Housley

Ally Housely

Studied: Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience BA (Hons)

Netball background: England Pathway, Surrey Storm and Wasps. 

Top achievements: U19 Roses Tour to New Zealand and Austrailia, U21 NPL Champion, NSL squad at Wasps for 2019/2020 season, won the Netball Europe Open with England Seniors in September 2019, and finalist at Fast 5s all-stars with Wasps in October 2019. Now represents Celtic Dragons in the Netball Super League.

"I thouroughly enjoyed my course at Nottingham and the sports department supported me so that I could continue to enjoy both my netball and my studies!"



University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000