Severn Stars Netball

Severn Stars U21 Academy (NPL)

Severn Stars U21 will represent the franchise in the National Performance League for the 2023/24 season.

Severn Stars U21 NPL Squad 23/24 Season


U21 Academy

Holly Gaiger

 Jasmine Franks 

Kiah Wright

Heather Maxwell

Daisy Collet 

Charlotte Verbickas 

Florrie Grigg-Pettitt

Georgia Hellerman

Katie Taylor 

Layla Brough 

Niamh Kilgallen

Olivia Selby

Poppy Jones 

Sarie Watkins 

Scarlett Thornley

Sydney-Lauren Palmer

Kaedin Gumbs 

Tori Akinrinlola 

Ruby Parker 

(more names TBA)


U21 Coaches

Head Coach

Sophie Masterson

Assistant Coach

Jazz Hainsworth

Apprentice Coach

Holly French 

Team Manager

Liz Oxborough 

Below shows the details of the U21 Programme for 2023/24

Severn Stars Under 21 Academy

(must be born 2003 or 2004 or sooner)

Thursday 28th September 

University of Worcester Arena


Number of athletes selected




Tuesdays and Thursdays

Once a fortnight

University of Worcester Arena 1900-2130

Training Dates

Programme runs 3/10/23 to 30/04/24


Friendly matches against other franchises -ad-hoc

Represent in NPL league -9 matches a year (hame and away)

NPL Tournament            

NPL tournament trials will take place later in the year.



Provided as part of the programme

Weekly Training

Performance coach led session (minimum level 2 coach)

Opportunities for player to train with higher age groups.


Strength and Conditioning

Strength and conditioning in specialist s&c facilities.

S&C programme led by UKSCA accredited coaches.

S&C programmes written and tracked on Team Builder App.

Sports Therapy

Match day support for qualifies Physiotherapist/ Sports Therapist.

Weekly sports therapy clinic with injury support.

Match Days

Transport to away games provided (if needed)

Home matches played at the Arena (when possible)


Bespoke training vest and hoodie (worth £75)

Severn Stars Pathway dress to wear on game days.


Invitation to season launch and End of Season Awards