Performance League Update

6th November 2017

Netball Scotland’s Performance League was launched in January 2017 with the ambition of providing Scotland’s National Athletes, coaches and officials with an intensive training and competition platform that would better prepare them for the international stage.  As a key element of our National training programme leading into the World Youth Netball Cup 2017, the Performance League brought together the best club players from around the country to challenge and drive our U21 national athletes to be as best prepared as they could be for this major competition. The fantastic feedback received from the athletes and coaches involved in our inaugural Performance League illustrates the achievements of the League, helping to bridge the gap between our national and club environments, and we will look to build on these successes in the future. However, as outlined by our CEO, Claire Nelson, in her report at the recent Netball Scotland AGM, the decision has been taken not to deliver a Performance League in the 2017/18 season due to a demanding calendar of events and competition for our national athletes.

 

Starting with hosting a two date Test Series with Samoa in December and the Netball Europe World Cup Qualifiers in January (both with Facility Partner Perth College UHI), and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in April as well as the return of the UWS Sirens for an extended Superleague Season running from February to July, our focus must be on qualification and competition across these high-profile events, particularly as we head into the final part of our strategic funding cycle.  We look forward to bringing the Performance League back in due course and thank everyone who helped to make it a huge success this year.

 

 

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