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Netball Rep Team

The AoC National Colleges Netball team have been operating for over 20 years providing a unique and exciting opportunity for talented hockey players to play both domestic and international fixtures.

The team is made up of the finest athletes who meet up for intensive weekend training sessions and play several matches throughout the year against teams such as Northern Ireland National Squads, Netball Scotland National Squads, NSL and NPL squads. For further information please click here.

How to join the team

Players: Players are considered across AoC Sport member colleges and associates through a two-day trial process in November. To attend, students must be nominated by their institution who must be a member or associate of AoC Sport in order for student nominations to be accepted. Nominations open in September, if you have any questions please contact

Staff: If you are interested in joining the volunteer staff team please contact our with your CV and details on how you could contribute to the England Colleges programme.

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2023-24 England Colleges netball trials

Trial Information

Players are considered across the AoC Sport membership through a two-day trial process. All AoC Sport members and associates are encouraged to nominate players for the national netball team from September until the closing date.

In order to nominate you must be able to fully complete the nominated player’s representative level, preferred positions and club side. Players must have or still play at county, regional or national level to be considered. Before nominating please ensure your players can meet the netball player selection criteria 2023-24.

The closing date for nominations is Monday, 30 October. There is a maximum of 120 players who can attend the trials, if we are oversubscribed we will shortlist using the information given in the nomination form, so please ensure you fully complete the form. If we are oversubscribed then we will have a waiting list in case of any withdrawals. The final trials will be held on Thursday, 23 November from 12-4pm and 24 November 2023 from 10-3pm at the University Of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus, where a maximum of 22 players will be selected.

All players attending the final trial needed to attend on both days to be considered and pay £20 to attend. If you have any questions regarding the netball representative trials, please contact Vanessa Bowen.

2023-24 England Colleges Netball Squad

Following a successful trial, we are pleased to announce the 2023-24 squad:


National Staff

left to right:  Julie Kimber, Alisha Gardener, Darcey Parr and Shannon Smith image
left to right: Julie Kimber, Alisha Gardener, Darcey Parr and Shannon Smith

Julie Kimber – Head Coach

Alisha Gardener - Assistant Coach

Shannon Smith - Assistant Coach

Darcey Parr - Assistant Coach

Trials & Fixtures


Date: Thursday & Friday, 23 & 24 November 2023

Venue: University Of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 13 & 14 January 2024

Venue: Sunderland, Beacon of Lights

Fixtures and Results:

England Colleges 1st Team vs NE U19s Won 62-52
England Colleges 2nd Team vs NEU17s Lost 56-69

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 February 2024

Venue: Northern Ireland

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 23 & 24 March 2024

Venue: Worcester

Fixtures and Results:

England Colleges 2nd Team vs Worcester Uni B Lost 57-60
England Colleges 1st Team vs Wales Won 65-48
England Colleges 2nd Team vs Gibraltar Won 60-58
England Colleges 1st Team vs Uni A Won 65-44

Date: Saturday & Sunday, 27 & 28 April 2024

Venue: Wales

Fixtures and Results:

England Colleges 1st Team vs Wales U17 Lost 38-47
England Colleges 2nd Team vs Wales U17 Won 46-44
England Colleges 1st Team vs Welsh Colleges Won 52-36
England Colleges 1st Team vs Uni A Won 65-44

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