Department of Sport

Performance Netball


Performance Netball


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. Following a phenomenal season in 2018/19 the 1st team won the trophy cup and secured promotion to the BUCS Premier North for the first time since 2008. With great links between the University and England Netball the facility has already hosted a number of major NPL events and competitions.

The training programme includes both on and off court sessions, a strength and conditioning programme and classroom and tactical sessions. Talented athletes including Emily Hollingworth of Loughborough Lightning and England U19 International Ally Housley are amongst some of the clubs most recent stars.



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Performance coaching

Lyn Winkworth 

Lyn will be a familiar face to many of you as she works as a club development coordinator at the University fo Nottingham Sport and has taken on our netball head coach role for the 2019/20 BUCS campaign.

Lyn brings with her wealth of playing and coaching experience which include roles at Charnwood Rutland Netball Club & Loughborough Lightning U19s.

Contact our Club Development Coordinator


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

Studying: 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 Netball Europe Open with England Seniors in September 2019, and finalist at Fast 5s all-stars with Wasps in October 2019

"I thouroughly enjoy my course at Nottingham and the sports department supports me so I continue enjoy both my netball and studies!"



University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000