Severn Stars Netball


The Severn Stars Netball Franchise has a clear vision to develop, perform and grow! 

We are looking for talented netball players to progress and be a part of our Severn Stars player pathway. We have an emphasis on nurturing and developing talent and creating a professional inclusive environment for all.

Our Severn Stars Player Journey has a number of opportunities for players to represent the franchise at different stages of their development.

Please see below our Severn Stars Player Pathway Journey for 2023/24 season.

For detailed information please select the relevant team below or see our selection process.

Development Squad

(Must have played in a franchise during 2023 either NSL or NPL, BUCS 1 or Prem 1/2)

Under 21

Players born in 2003 or 2004

Under 19

Players born in 2005 or 2006

Under 17

Aged under 17 and over 14 at 23:59 on 31st December 2023

Any athlete aged 14 or under will only be eligible to compete if they are signed off by the England Netball Performance department.

Under 15

Players born on 1st September 2008 or after

Under 18

Players born 2006 – 2010

Nova Performance Centres

Players born 2006 – 2010

U14 Future Stars

Players born 2010-2012

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During 2021 England Netball had consultations with Franchise/Regional/County representatives about player pathway with three fundamental objectives:

From these consultations, England Netball have restructured their Player Pathway to provide more structure and a clear pathway for young players.At Severn Stars, we have been working with England Netball and our Performance board to ensure we offer all players the best opportunity to develop and to represent Stars. 

The National Performance Leagues (NPL) are England Netball sanctioned competitions for both U19 & U21 squads. It is designed to provide the game’s outstanding youth players with a performance environment. It is an organised, highly disciplined intense competition against the English Netball Super League franchises and any other invited teams.