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…

Twitter

📰 For one final time in the Vitality Netball Legends Series, your team news is in...

@JessThirlby has made several changes to her starting 7 🌹

📺 Watch live from 18:15 on @SkySports Arena and YouTube!

📃 England claimed the Jean Hornsby Cup with a 67-44 victory over the Vitality Netball Superleague All Stars on Friday night that earned them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

🖋️ @paulprenders

🔢 Game two
🏆 Vitality Netball Legends Series
🆚 Vitality @NetballSL All Stars
🗓 Friday 22 January
⏰ Coverage starts at 17:45
🏐 First centre pass at 18:00
📺 @SkySports Mix, Arena and YouTube
📽 @SkyNetball

ACL reconstruction rehabilitation is not all about quad activation, squats and lunges. Full body movement, knee rom and loading patterns in gait must be addressed initially for the most effective recovery and to avoid the two steps forward one step back situation #ACL2021

Hope you purples are enjoying the snow...one very apt creation from one of our girls..send your pics in💜⛄️💜

This weeks netball challenges are underway across the age groups. Tweet is your pictures girls. Don’t forget the Zoom Wednesday 7pm. Link to follow on your groups 💜

📰 Following the new national lockdown restrictions, all community netball will remain suspended until further notice.

Behind the scenes we're continuing to prepare for its return and will keep you updated 🏐

💪 Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and efforts!

It’s important to us as a brand to be at the forefront of memorable & historic moments in the future of Netball & Women’s Sport. Who better to team up with than one of the most capped international players EVER 🐐 👑 @jadeyclarke 🏐 #WeFlyTogether

So as 2020 draws to a close..a crazy year in so many ways..thank you to all our amazing players, their families, our support staff & our supporters. All the people that just make it happen in what has been the most challenging year 💜

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion ✅
BBC Sports Personality of the Year ✅
Knight ✅

2020 has been a VERY good year for @LewisHamilton!

Finally to say a huge..amazing well done to our local superstars @NorwichCityFC on an amazing season so far..we are 100% behind you..keep the brilliant work coming roll on 2021 💛💚💜

On one of the most exciting days of the year we would like to wish all our purple family a wonderful Christmas! 💜🎄💜🌟💜🎅💜

So as the news comes of Tier 4 pending..just to say we are working hard to get a plan..a plan that keeps us strong and focused..testing times but times that test characters..be strong..for each other and together..💜💜💜

🗞️ In light of the latest Government update, more areas are set to move to Tier 4 from Boxing Day, with several others due to change tiers too.

Here's a reminder of what the different tiers mean for community netball in your area 👇

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR PURPLE FAMILY.
IT’s NOT IDEAL BUT MAKE IT GREAT
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BREAKING NEWS: Government gives netball the green light to progress to stage 4 of revised community Roadmap 🚦

Netballers across the country can now reunite to participate in a modified version of the game once all risk mitigations are put in place 🥳

Plus, from 26 September, stage 4b of the Roadmap will be unlocked, meaning leagues and competitions will be able to recommence 🗓️

Find out more 👉 englandnetball.co.uk/netball-stage-four/

#RiseAgain
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Helene Buckingham next fitness challenge? ... See MoreSee Less

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✨ East Regional Youth league (ERYL) 2020-2021 ✨

Due to the Corona virus pandemic and all the uncertainty at this present time, the East Competition TSG has made the decision to delay the U14 and U16 ERYL entry tournament till possibly 5th/6th September 2020.

This date will be dependent on what further updates and guidance is provided by the Government and England Netball. We hope to be in position to provide further information over the next coming weeks.

Netball East hope that everyone keep safe and well. 🙏
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The Thoroughbreds Netball Club Premiership League team who we proudly sponsor won 57-46 on Sunday. Well done ladies! 💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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Exciting news for the Club!!!!Hot off the press...We're excited to announce that we've partnered up with the Thoroughbreds Netball Club and are now their official sponsor and clubhouse! We look forward to developing this partnership and supporting them with all their fundraising efforts.

To find out more about them visit their website thoroughbredsnetball.co.uk/

#Sponsorship #CommunityPub
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2 years ago

Sian Miles

Thoroughbreds junior tournament and fundraising morning underway... 💜 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 years ago

Laura Barnard

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2 years ago

Gemma Ashton

Hi All

Just wondering if there will be any supporters at the Fillies Match this evening who would be happy to score for Carla Wilkins.
It’s a Norwich School fixture but we also have a rearranged game so all girls are playing!
Any help greatly appreciated 🙏🏼
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Amazing win for Shetlands last night in wet and difficult conditions. Well done to Keira for POM well deserved x ... See MoreSee Less

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Tough one for Shetlands tonight but eventually coming out with the win 40-34. Well done Stella oppositions POM x ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing effort everyone - job done National League status regained!!!
Thank you to all who represented our fabulous club this weekend. You did us proud!! #ProudToBePurple #purplepower
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Another Purple making us proud - Maddy Beale is running the London Marathon today - go Maddy!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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