Netball

2017 - U18 County Runners-up
2016 - U18, U16 & U14 County Champions 
2015 - U18 & U14 County Champions and U18 National Finalists
2014 - U16 Regional Champions and National Finalists 
2013 - U14 Regional Champions and National Finalists

Netball is a major sport, played by the girls during the Lent Term, although training sessions for the County squads take place throughout the course of the Michaelmas Term in order to ensure thorough preparation for the start of the season. Repton has a strong reputation for Netball at both inter-school and County level and in recent years our U14, U16 & U18 teams have reached Midlands and National Finals.

Repton boasts six outdoor netball courts and one full-size (or two smaller) indoor courts. The school is in the process of building a second sports hall with banked seating, which will host all 1st VII matches from September 2018. These all-weather surfaces allow for all teams to play at the same time but also enables the school to host tournaments and coaching courses for large numbers of players.

Teams are coached by a variety of academic and Netball qualified staff with the addition of a full time Head of Netball. The girls at Repton have also benefited from several inspirational Netball players from Loughborough Lightning and England Netball who coach a variety of ages and abilities as part of our weekly schedule. For our 2016/17 season, Beth Cobden (Senior England & Loughborough Lightning player) joined our coaching staff. Teams are run at all age groups (Under 14A, B, C, D & E, Under 15A, B, C & D and Senior 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th VII) and there is a full fixture programme against schools and teams across the Midlands and beyond. We encourage the girls to play whether it be competitively or for enjoyment.
 
We are constantly looking to stretch those girls with County, Regional or National playing potential and have links with local clubs, including the Loughborough Lightning Netball Performance League (NPL) which a select few Reptonians are involved in. We annually host the Derbyshire County Netball tournaments at all three year groups (U14, U16 & U18). On these afternoons we have talent scouts regularly in attendance to help spot our potential elite Netball performers.

Leah Pinto
Head of Netball