Development Squad

Roundwood Development Squad started in 2010. It is aimed at girls who are aged between 14-18 years. The session is designed to enable players from our junior section to move up to senior level netball and play among peers rather than the older seniors. Any girl who is aged 14 and over is eligible to compete in the senior leagues.

All members of Development Squad are expected to commit to playing for one of our senior teams upon turning 14. Entry into the senior teams is through our trials which happen in the summer and January.


All coaching staff for Development Squad have a Level 2 netball coaching qualification.


Winter training (August to mid May) is on a Thursday night at Croydon High School. 


Development Squad: 7.30 – 8.20pm on the outdoor courts.


Development Squad: 7.00-8.00 pm in the sports hall.

Summer training (Mid May to June) is outside at Shirley High School on a Thursday night from 6.15-7.15pm

Training venues

Croydon High School, Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, CR2 8YB

Shirley High School, Shirley Church Road, Shirley, CR0 5EF

Croydon High School, Old Farleigh Road, Croydon, CR2 8YB.
(Thursday evenings)

term Dates (2019-2020 season)


Winter Training (Croydon High School)
Thursday 5 September – 17 December inclusive
Thursday 7 January – 20 May inclusive
(Please note no training on Thursday 1 April)

Summer Training (Shirley High School) Thursday 21 May – 22nd July inclusive

MatchES & Venues

Once aged 14, players can trial for a place in our senior teams. We have 5 teams in total. All senior matches are played every Saturday between September and May. Our home ground is Trinity School for the A team and Shirley High School for the B-E teams. At the start of every season members receive a fixture list detailing all fixture times and venues. Games can be scheduled to start anytime between 9.30am and 2pm. Players are expected to be available every week.

Junior Leagues:  RNC enters Under 14 teams into the Croydon Junior league which plays at Shirley High School on six Sundays throughout the season. These teams are open to all members who are considered match ready by our coaching staff.

Dates for the Croydon Junior League 2019-20 season are: 13th October, 17th November, 1st March, 29th March, 26th April and the end of season tournament is on 20th June 2020.

We also enter an Under 14 and Under 16 team into the Nonsuch Junior League, which plays at Nonsuch High School on four Sundays throughout the season. These teams are selected by the coaching team.

Shirley High School, Shirley Church Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5EF

Nonsuch High School for Girls, Ewell Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8AB  


Roundwood’s training fee is £21 pcm payable by compulsory payment plan via Once players are selected and playing in a senior team the fee is £31 pcm.

A compulsory membership fee is paid directly to England Netball by each individual player online.

England Netball Membership

All players joining Roundwood Netball Club must became a member to England Netball. The fee is paid directly to England Netball online by each individual player..

All new members must pay this when joining the club.

For more information on membership fees, please visit the England Netball website.


Our team kit consists of either a purple dress or purple skirt/top combo and a purple hooded jumper. Kit is an additional cost to the monthly fees and can be purchased here. For full details on kit guidelines, please see Kit.


Code of Conduct, Child Protection, Safeguarding/Social Media, Use of Photographic/video images and Data Protection

As a Silver CAPS netball club, Roundwood adheres to all the above policies as outlined by England Netball.  We have adopted these for our club.

Entry into Development Squad is subject to spaces available and success in gaining a place through club trials. (See dates on website). Existing junior club members will automatically receive a place in Development Squad when the coaching staff feel they are ready to move up and should the player wish to continue their membership at the club.

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