London Pulse Partners with Netball France to Launch Development Hub in Paris

London Pulse is delighted to announce the commencement of a netball development Hub in Paris from October 2021. Athletes resident in France will go through a formal selection process, with trials set to be held on the weekend of the 9th/10th October and the official program starting the week beginning 25th October. Final dates for trials and the start of the Hub to be confirmed. The athletes will be coached in line with the program set by London Pulse in the UK and will be given a chance to experience regular performance coaching in line with the London Pulse values of diversity and inclusion.

Bethany Lord, President, Netball France, says “We are delighted to partner with London Pulse to launch the first ever development hub in France. Providing performance coaching to our athletes is crucial to the growth of our sport, and marks the first stage in the development of Netball France’s player pathway. Driven by our shared values of diversity and inclusion, we are incredibly grateful for London Pulse’s support and their continued passion in helping to grow the game not just in London or England, but throughout the Europe region. The expertise they are able to provide is invaluable, and we look forward to continuing to work with them to grow the sport of netball in France.”

 Sam Bird, CEO, London Pulse, had this to say: “This is a project that we have been working on with Netball France for several months. The Netball France team have already done a fantastic job launching the sport into France and we are delighted to partner with them to take this next step.  We share a passion for bringing netball to new players and to then help those showing a talent for the game to be given performance training on a par with that delivered in the UK. I’m grateful to the team on the ground for working in partnership with us to enable this to happen and look forward to help grow our sport in France.”

Selected athletes also have access to the London Pulse Educate Train, Inspire Programme which all London Pulse pathway athletes benefit from. There will also be the opportunity for matchplay with the London Pulse UK Hubs and potential tours between the two countries.

Pulse VNSL athlete Zara Everitt will attend Netball France’s inaugural Coupe de France de Netball in Paris on September 25th 2021.