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…


A physical encounter against a strong Bath team today for our prem squad..some great play from our girls..building the performance..congratulations to our players of the match Lorna & Lucy 💜⭐️💜⭐️💜

Congratulations to our regional squad who had a fantastic win today at Cranfield..well done to Lydia for oppositions player and to Tilly for players player 💜⭐️💜⭐️💜

A greatly contested game against a strong @Cumberland_NC a great performance from the squad today, a much improved performance..the win is coming..congratulations to oppositions player Amelia & for players player Ellie & Amelia 💜💜💜

Wishing our prem and regional squads all the best today for their matches against @Cumberland_NC and Cranfield, let’s go girls 💜🖤💜🖤

A feisty encounter for our regional side saw a tight loss for the team..always learning..congratulations to Lauren for oppositions player and to Izzie, Megan & Lydia for players player of the match ⭐️⭐️⭐️

A tough game today for our prem side, not our finest performance but lots to work on..congratulations to @Lornarose9 taking oppositions & players player of the match congratulations to @rylandnetball for the win 💜

Best of luck to our prem & regional side who are back in action today..give it everything team purple 💜🤞💜🤞💜


We are pleased to offer a 6 weeks performance style training programme from November designed to support the development of junior netballers

Find out more & register your interest here 👇



Congratulations to our super captain for oppositions player of the match Lucy @cadgeynetball & to our rock at the back vice captain Hannah for players player..leading the team by example💜💜

Great day for our u16s a win and a loss but some great netball in two closely contested games! Well done girls..purple & proud 💜

So good to be back playing prem 2..a debut in the prem for 3 of our squad and a debut at this level for most of the squad..not the result that we wanted however contested throughout..cannot wait for the next game..congratulation to @CharnRutland_NC on the win 💜

So our new Premier League season is upon us..Best of luck to the squad who travel away to @CharnRutland_NC tomorrow 💜💜

If you’re feeling inspired after that Roses series win & want more netball in your ears, tune into Yellow Friday on @BBCNorfolk tonight from 6pm with @BobRutler where you’ll hear my chats with @ThoroughbredsNC & @norfolkunitednc ahead of their National Prem return this Sunday 🏐 https://t.co/kbqx65XA0n

A celebration dance for the regional team today..they stuck together and took the win! Congratulations to Safia & Sian on their players of the match and thank you to Hereward Harriers for the game 💜💜💜

Best of luck to our athletes current and former who are attending @MavericksNpl trials this weekend 🍀

Don’t forget to enjoy the experience and leave it all on the court 💪🏼



Great to be back on the court playing the game we love..congratulations to our regional team for the win..the hard work never stops 💜💜💜

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