Netball

Approximately 16 players are selected annually for our performance squad. These athletes will be given access to the following netball specific programme alongside the Performance Programme services.

  • Full pre-season training programme
  • 2 x netball specific court sessions per week
  • Wednesday BUCS matches in Premier South competing at the highest University level
  • Weekend England Netball Premier 3 or Netball South West Regional League 1 matches in partnership with Exeter Netball Club 
  • Specialist coaching including team and unit play
  • Up to 5 x S&C sessions per week including weights, recovery, conditioning, speed and agility
  • Weekly video and team analysis sessions including access to the Performance Analysis Suite and HUDL.
  • Individual player reviews
  • Mentoring for our aspiring student-coaches

Coach and athlete profiles

Denise Ellis - Head of Netball

Denise has been Head Coach of England U17 and U19 netball age group squads and England National Academy Assistant coach, winning many Netball Europe competitions across a period of 15 years. A former Head Coach of the National Welsh Senior squad including through the 2007 World Championships most recently Denise was Assistant England U21 Coach and went to Botswana for the World Youth Cup where England won a Bronze medal.

Having been heavily involved with the Team Bath Netball Superleague franchise Denise currently coaches the Team Bath U21 National Performance League (NPL) squad and runs the Team Bath Apprentice Coach Scheme.

With previous experience in a University having set up a High Performance Programme for netball at College St Mark & St John and having run the High Performance Netball programme at the University of Bath, Denise is very much looking forward to working with University athletes again.


Nicky Savill- Performance Coach (Netball)

Nicky currently coaches the University of Exeter Netball 2nd team who got promoted into Western 1A last season. A level 2 coach Nicky assists Denise with the University 1st and 2nd team netball programme in addition to her day job as University of Exeter High Performance Coordinator. Having come through the University of Exeter Performance Programme when she was a student Nicky continues to play her club netball for Exeter Netball Club who got promoted to Premier 3 of the England Netball League last season. Away from Exeter Nicky is the current team manager for Team Bath U17 NPL.