At Taunton School we take pride in our netball across all age groups. The provision for netball at Taunton is extensive and allows pupils of all abilities to develop their own personal skills at recreation or team level. We have five senior teams and three teams for the Under 15 and 14 age groups. We have regular fixtures against many school teams around the South West. The school participates in the National School’s competition which takes place throughout the year.
During the netball term we have three hours a week of squad training as well as group shooting sessions. Throughout the year we offer 1:1 netball sessions for all our players, focusing on individual skill development.
- Tuesdays are for year groups and a mixture of abilities taking part in a varied range of fitness, skill and technical sessions and set piece work
- Thursdays are team squad based and are game related sessions including inter team training matches and preparation work for Saturday fixtures
- Specific Shooting Club / Unit Work Clubs
- 1:1 for all pupils to work on individual technical or skill work
- Performance Programme which offers nine sessions a week of core, weights, fitness, plyometrics and recovery based activities.
We have numerous players playing at: Satellite Academy, County Academy, Regional Academy, Regional Performance Academy, NPFL or Senior Regional League level. We also have close links with a local club and several of our girls attend weekly evening sessions to further develop their netball.
Netball tours at Taunton School are common. Teams have regularly travelled across the world to take in the sights, cultures and sporting expertise. Countries visited include: Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, France and Gibraltar.
Head of Netball – Miss Lisa Manley
Our Head of Netball has played, coached and managed at National and Regional level, including managing the Team Bath Superleague Team and England U19’s at the European Championships. We also have a large number of experienced coaches, including, our Director of Sport, Hayley Mortimer who has played and coached at Regional level, Carol Manley who has coached and scouted at National level and Martin White who currently coaches the Somerset Satellite Academy.