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Netball Academy

Elevating Netball Excellence

what does the programme include?

Our Netball Academy is for girls 16-18 years old, studying at Nelson and Colne College.

The Netball Academy is coached by Burnley FC in the Community staff in partnership with the Nelson and Colne College Group.

It’s a fun way to take part in extra curricular activity, exercise and make new friends!


Students will represent Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College in the AOC Sport North West Netball League.


Training: Mondays, Tuesdays, 4-5pm & Thursdays 9-10am


Nelson and Colne College


You can sign up by emailing

what are the benefits?

  • Fun and enjoyable training sessions

  • Participate in matches and tournaments

  • Training Kit available

  • Access to fully qualified physiotherapists

  • Squad photos at Turf Moor

  • Career Support

  • Can attend England College Netball Trials

  • Fun trips throughout the year


In 2021, Paisley embarked on her academic journey at Nelson and Colne College at the age of 16, boasting impressive GCSE results from Park High School Colne, which included one 7, six 8s, one 9, and two D* grades. 

Opting for a course in Sport and Exercise Science, she achieved the highest possible grade, a triple distinction star, in 2023. Throughout her college years, she actively participated in netball training, matches, and tournaments, even taking on the role of captain for the college team. Her talents did not go unnoticed, and she had the opportunity to trial for the England Colleges netball team. 

Beyond her college and university commitments, Paisley continued to excel on the netball court as she played for YWCA Bury Netball Club. Presently, she pursues her higher education at UCLAN University in Preston while representing the university in netball competitions. Additionally, she remains an enthusiastic participant in Burnley FC in the Community’s netball sessions and aspires to take on the role of a casual netball development coach with BFCitC in the near future.

our testimonials!

More Information

For more information about Burnley FC in the Community Netball Programmes, please contact our Netball Development Officer Thea on

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