This year, Mavericks will be rolling out a Mavericks Futures Academy in Bedford, which aims to develop and progress talented netballers to feed Mavericks Netball Club.
The academy will run as weekly training sessions on a Monday night for 30 weeks of the year, starting in October 2017.
The futures academy will act as a stepping stone between County Academy and the U17 and U19 Young Mavericks Squads. The aim is for the performance pathway to be a fluid, flexible, open performance environment where athletes can be pushed on if their performance permits.
There will be a number of Mavericks Futures Academies across the region in a bid for training to become as accessible as possible for the individual players. The Bedford Academy will primarily aim to reach athletes in Bedford, Cambs, and North Bucks.
Alongside their weekly training sessions, Mavericks Futures Academy athletes will also have competition in the form of match play days against other Futures academies.
There are already a group of athletes who were unsuccessful at Young Mavericks U17 and U19 trials who have been recommended to attend this Academy. We are planning to hold a small screening event to select other players for the Academy. Details of which will be circulated in the near future.
There will be more detailed information coming your way soon. However I know there will be lots of questions, and decisions for athletes/parents to make so please feel free to give me a call to discuss. You can reach me on 07875 226 941.
Further information can be found here.