About Us

Thoroughbreds Netball Club has developed from a single team in the 1970ʼs into a thriving community based club. With around 150 members and a large junior section, it is an open club that welcomes players at all levels. The club can boast the development of a large number of “home grown” players who have represented at county and regional level and have been included in national screening, some have represented national teams. The elite level is led by player / coach Helene Buckingham, a former international player and England U17 player. The squad also includes an ex-England and Mavericks players.

Thoroughbreds welcomes players of all abilities from year 3/4 and above and has a set of experienced and highly qualified coaches to support their junior section.

The focus of this age group is very much on having fun, making friends and getting involved in a new sport. Many players have then progressed to gaining places in the local  County Satellite Centres, which is the first rung on the performance pathway.

Thoroughbreds Junior Team

Our Training

National Premier 3

Training Group TCS | Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 | Coach Helene

East Region 3

Training Group TCS | Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 | Coach Helene

Regional Tournament- Regional U16

Training Group Sprowston 2 | Mondays, 7:30- 9:00 | Coach Jo/Ash

Regional Tournament- Regional U14

Training Group Sprowston 2 | Mondays, 7:30- 9:00 | Coach Jo/Ash

UEA- 1- Thoroughbreds

Training Group TCS | Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 | Coach Helene

UEA- 1- Racers

Training Group TCS | Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 | Coach Helene

UEA-3- Mustangs

Training Group CAN 2 | Mondays, 8:15- 9:45 | Coach Megan

UEA-5- Foals

Training Group Sprowston 2 | Mondays, 7:30 – 9.00 | Coach Jo/Ash

UEA- 6- Ponies (Regional U16)

Training Group Sprowston 2 | Mondays, 7:30 – 9.00 | Coach Jo/Ash

CVL – Shetlands (Week 1)

Training Group CAN 1| Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 | Coach Megan

CVL – Shetlands (Week 2)

Training Group CAN 2| Mondays, 8:00 – 9.30 | Coach Helene/Lucy

UEA Junior League- White U14

Training Group CAN 1 | Mondays, 7:00- 8:30 | Coach Sarah/Kenny

UEA Junior League- Purple U13

Training Group Sprowston 1 | Mondays, 7:00- 8:30 | Coach Jo

UEA Junior League- Black U13

Training Group Sprowston 1 | Mondays, 6:00- 7:30 | Coach Jo

UEA Junior League- Thoroughbreds U11

Training Group NHS 2 | Saturdays, 11:00- 12:00 | Coach Sharon/Jeanne

Keeping it Social…


So our gorgeous @ZoeLaye brought this absolute beauty into the world on the 3rd of April..an amazing 10lb..congratulations Zoe, Brendon & Amber..welcome to the world Baby Arthur 💙💜

With a little sunshine..snow & hail the girls were awesome today..it takes a whole team to work together to make a practice work and they nailed it..teamwork makes the dream work 💜

What’s not to like ☀️🏐🙌 #RiseAgain 🌈

Fantastic day 1️⃣ of our Community #Easter Camps @CAN_Academy with @Gemmaash10 @ameliabarclayy

#BeAMaverick❤️🖤 #TogetherSaracens⚫️🔴 https://t.co/nGVUquILmc

🌹 Want to train with and learn from @ECardwell11 and @Yazparsons93?

For one week only, we're opening up a limited number of spaces for non-members to sign up for our live junior training session at the Virtual Netball Club 🙌

Join us at 5pm on Wednesday 3 March ⤵️

We can’t wait to get the Netball Family back on court ☀️

📋 We'll be providing you with regular updates and all the latest information to help support the restart of the game.

We're due to receive further detail from the Government but here's the anticipated roadmap 👇

Round 4 loading: ⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️⬜️⬜️

There are six more big #VNSL2021 games on the way this weekend and they are all live on @SkySports 🔜

Which one of these fixtures are you most looking forward to? 👇

💯 they can. It also isn't just for those wishing to return to elite level sport. If you were doing it before, it's ok to continue. I exercised until 38 weeks pregnant - running & weights, then transitioning to body weight exercises, yoga & swimming.....you know your own body! https://t.co/VVFDCSHQXk

Exciting times purples...we are heading towards seeing each other again and getting back on that court playing the game we all love...more details to follow when we have received guidance from @EnglandNetball 💜

One BIG @NetballSL day ahead!

𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘃𝘀 𝗥𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘀
𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀
𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘃𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘀
𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘃𝘀 𝗣𝘂𝗹𝘀𝗲


After hours of training, 2 weeks of gruelling battles, a total of 390 goals, some supportive (some less so) siblings, we have whittled it down from 20 athletes to determine that the winner of the @NCNAcademy U11 Academy Lockdown Netball Shoot-Out is.....
.....Ava! 🧦🗑🏆

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