Storm Tornadoes win the South West U16 Division 2 title in 2014/15 at Galmington

Junior Development

South West U16 Division 2 Champions 2016/17
South West U16 Division 2 Champions 2014/15
Cornwall U16 Champions 2014/15
South West U14 Regional Finalists 2014/15
Cornwall U14 Division ‘A’ Runners Up 2014/15
Cornwall U12 Runners Up 2015/16
Cornwall Junior Sports Club of the Year 2010
Cornwall Sports Awards


Storm’s Award Winning Junior section caters for young players of all abilities and players can join us from age 9 (school year 5). Once players reach school year 10 (14-15) they are able to train with our full senior teams if selected.

Storm’s junior section is one of Cornwall’s most successful and we pride ourselves on the way we develop our young players both on and off the court.

However, everyone has to start somewhere and we realise how difficult it can be to come to a brand new club, only knowing a few people and trying to find your feet straight away but we can guarantee a warm welcome and a friendly group of players and coaching staff.

All players receive quality coaching from England Netball qualified coaches and are trained in all aspects of the game. Our Head Coach, David White, is Joint Head Coach at Team Bath Futures (U17s) and was awarded Cornwall Performance and Development Coach of the Year in 2012.

Caitlyn Oates in action for Storm Thunder in the Regional Finals in Bath

Caitlyn Oates in action for Storm Thunder in the Regional Finals in Bath

As with our Seniors, our junior training is safe and enjoyable. We ensure there are always at least two coaches at every session along with qualifed first aid personnel and Duty of Care officers.

We like to ensure players enjoy the game whilst learning and our training sessions are designed with age and ability in mind.

How do I join and how much does it cost?

With Storm being so successful we need to ensure we have space available in certain training sessions so please make sure you contact us BEFORE turning up to training. We can then let you know which session will be best for you to attend. Just drop us an email from our contact page and let us know you want to try out a FREE session!

We always allow everyone to try a session with us for free first of all before they make up their mind about joining.

Once you’ve decided that you want to join, our membership fees are paid monthly by standing order or if you prefer, and some people do, you can pay for the entire year in one payment. A detailed breakdown of our club fees and payment options can be found in our Membership section. Please note there is no option to pay weekly.

For all players who are taking part in our U14 and U12 sessions there is a one time fee of £9 on joining, this gives you a club performance training shirt which is to be worn at all training sessions.

The only other expense is England Netball Affiliation which every netball player in England has to pay. This is a fee set by England Netball and the club has no say in how much it is. You will get the England Netball magazine through the post and when you affiliate it means you are covered by the England Netball Insurance Policy. More details about this fee is on our Joining Page.

Click here to download a Player Registration Form for joining Storm. If you wish you can print this out, fill it in and bring it to the training session. A parent or guardian will need to sign the form and please ensure you’ve checked and signed the Photography Consent section on page two.

Alice Piper plays for Storm Tornadoes in the South West Regional League

Alice Piper plays for Storm Tornadoes in the South West Regional League

Sadie White is the Junior Team Manager and our U16 Administrator, Bev Filkins is the Senior players’ Administrator and Jo White looks after the U12s. Any of them are your first point of contact if you have any queries. Feel free to come and talk to Sadie, Sharon, Bev or Jo at training. They will be able to answer all your questions and give you any forms you may need. Sharon, Jo and Bev all have daughters in our Seniors who’ve all come through the club’s Junior section and one of our Junior Coaches, Saira O’Dwyer also had a daughter in the club so they can answer any questions you may have from first hand experience of being a Mum!

What do I need to bring to a training session?

Please ensure you have a bottle of water or similar to enable you to keep hydrated during the training session. Also make sure you have the correct footwear. We encourage the wearing of sports trainers! We know fashion trainers might look better but for playing netball you need to make sure you are wearing a decent pair of trainers designed for sport. We can’t stress this enough, if you are planning to train with us for any length of time, and we hope you do, then please get yourself a good pair of sports trainers if you haven’t got any already. Trust us, your feet will thank you!! We’ve even got a guide to buying the right trainers on our site. Click here to have a read through.

A skort (netball skirt with built in lycra shorts) or a pair of shorts with the club t-shirt are preferable for training in. You may also need a small towel to wipe away any perspiration.

Matchplay

Junior players that are selected for our club teams participate in the Cornwall Junior League. Match dresses are provided for players who are selected to play for our league teams.

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