Cirencester Netball Club has a vibrant and energetic Junior Squad

Our Junior Squad provides access to netball for girls between the ages of 10 to 16 years old.  The girls have weekly training sessions during term-time at Kingshill School on Monday evenings for girls in Years 5 to 7, Tuesday evenings for girls in Years 10 and 11, and Thursday evenings at Cirencester College for girls in Year 8 and 9.

We have over 80 girls in training with us this year.  We enter teams at U12, U13, U14 and U16 in the Gloucestershire County Netball Junior League and tournaments. We had an U14 team in Division 1 of the South West Regional League for the 2016/2017 season and last season (2017/2018) we had an U16 team in Division 2 of the South West Regional League, placing 3rd!

We also provide opportunities for our talented and performance junior players to experience netball  in the adult leagues at a competitive level.  As well as this our junior players are regularly selected for County Academy and County Development Squads.

We strongly encourage our Juniors to participate in coaching, umpiring and volunteering.

End of 2018-2019 Season

At the end of an exciting season for the Cirencester Juniors, we are pleased to announce the following results:

U12 Stingrays (Division 2): 3rd place

U12 Cyclones (Division 1): 3rd place

U13 Titans (Division 2): 5th place

U13 Blaze (Division 2): 2nd place

U14 Blaze (Division 1): 6th place

U14 Flames (Division 1): 3rd place

U16 Phoenix (Division 2): 4th place

U16 Flames (Division 1): 3rd place

2019-2020 Season

With the 2018-2019 season coming to an end, we have started to look forward towards September and the start of the new season. As we did last year, we strongly encourage our current players to register for a place in their squads. This allows us to provide the correct number of sessions needed for the players that we have and to enter teams in to the Gloucestershire League.

Youth Squad Registration 2019-2020

Please complete this form if your daughter would like to play for Cirencester in September by 31st July 2019.

Coaches will be in touch regarding the new season once all details have been received.

Junior Coaches

Claire Smith (Year 7 and Year 8 Assistant Coach):

Claire has played Netball for a number of years. She is currently a coach at St Mary’s Primary in Tetbury, coaching there for over 7 years. Claire has taken many teams to the Gloucestershire County Finals where she has been extremely successful, winning on a number of occasions! She is excited to be a part of the Cirencester Youth Coaching Team.

Positions: GS/WA

Qualifications: Netball Level 1 Assistant Coach

Paula Ayers (Year 7 Lead Coach):

Paula has been playing Netball for 35 years throughout her time at school, university, and adulthood. She is a versatile player with experience of playing in every position on court. Paula has coached a Back to Netball group for the past 3 years as well as volunteering for Primary Netball at a local school. She is looking forward to coaching the U12s and hope to encourage strong teamwork and friendship along the way.

Positions: GD/GK

Qualifications: Level 2 Coaching Award

Sara Jones (Year 8 Lead Coach):

Sara has been playing with Cirencester Aqua and Terra teams for the past 2 years. She joined a Back to Netball session in Cirencester 8 years ago and has been playing ever since. She assisted with the U14 squads last year and is really excited to be taking on a lead coaching role for the U13s in the new season. Sara is hoping the girls have lots of fin and develop their Netball further this season.

Positions: WA/WD/C

Qualifications: Level 2 Coaching Award

Kathryn Brown (Year 9 Lead Coach):

Kathryn has been with the club for 9 years, starting in year 8 in 2009. Kathryn has played netball for 12 years meaning she has plenty of knowledge and love for the game.

Position: GS/GA

Qualifications: Level 2 Coaching Award

Emily Bird (Year 10 and 11 Lead Coach):

Emily joined Cirencester at the start of last season and plays for Aqua. She has played Netball since she was 8 years old, playing for various clubs throughout school and University. Emily is now Head of Girls’ Games at Cricklade Manor Prep and is a qualified as a Secondary PE Teacher. Having had experience coaching Year 8 and Year 10 and 11 last year she is looking forward to leading the U16 squad this year.

Position: GA/GS

Qualifications: Level 2 Coaching Award


For further information and enquiries for membership, please email: cirenyouthnetball@yahoo.co.uk


The Club takes its responsibilities for safeguarding and protection of the children in our care seriously and align our policies with England Netball to ensure a consistent approach.  We are an England Netball Bronze CAPS club.  The Club’s Safeguarding Officer is Kathryn Brown, who can be contacted confidentially via email should there be any concerns or reports relating to child protection or the safety of children undertaking club activities.

2019-2019 Junior Awards

This year’s Junior Presentation Evening will be on Monday 24th June at Cirencester Rugby Club. We hope to see as many of you there as possible so that we can celebrate such a successful season and present our team awards.

Winners of the 2018-2018 season were:

Coaches Recognition

Year 5 Ella Alford
Year 6 Ellie Hayden
U12 Blaze Eloise Kember
U13 Blaze Beth Tuke-Hastings
U14 Blaze Isobel Gater
U14 Phoenix Isobel Bevan
U14 Sparks Lottie Pain
U16 Flames Klara Fletcher
U16 Gladiators Phoebe Hawkins
U16 Phoenix Bronwen Janus

Coaches Award

U12 Decima Archer
U13 Tosca Knight
U14 Lily Stevens
U16 Lizzie Wagstaff

Players’ Player

U12 Blaze Lily Barron
U13 Blaze Lauren Pawson
U14 Blaze Hannah Clark
U14 Phoenix Holly Elliott
U14 Sparks Daisy Dunton

Bella Smith

Martha Smith

U16 Flames Eva Andrews
U16 Gladiators Hannah Seakins
U16 Phoenix Hebe Powell