Mia Brocklehurst is a year 8 student at South Hunsley School in East Yorkshire and plays for Kingston Netball, Yorkshire Jets ADP and Loughborough Lighting netball academy.
A group of pupils from my school, ranging from year 7 to 9, have been selected to be part of a sporting programme where we travel from school to David Lloyd gym and participate in a variety of fitness classes. Today I do a yoga class and really enjoy. Next week it will be spinning.
In the evening, I have netball training for my local club Kingston. I train at Sirius School from 7-9pm. We concentrate on different drills, skills and finish with gameplay. My position is centre/wing attack
I have after-school netball training in our school sports hall where I train for one hour each week. I then have a really quick turnaround as I then train from 6-8pm for Satellite Academy. Satellite is a development pathway for England Netball which is my eventual goal. At this session, I do H.I.T.T training (High Intensity Interval Training), ball handling and game related skills.
Today my school team has a match against a local school Hymers College which we win 27-4. I go home to rest and refuel with chicken pasta before another intense training session of netball for Kingston at South Cave from 8-9pm. I fit any homework in between leaving school and tonight’s later session.
I have netball training at lunchtime at school every Thursday. This varies each week from gameplay and ball handling to skills and drills as a team. Currently Kingston U13s Wildcats Team compete weekly in adult league matches. Tonight I play against Goole and win 42-8. Being only 12-years-old and competing in a ladies’ league gains valuable experience.
Every Friday after school I alternate my training between travelling to Leeds and Loughborough. At Leeds I am part of the Junior ADP (Athlete Development Programme) for Elite Netball and have Anna Carter as my head coach. I have been part of this programme for three years now. At Loughborough, I trialled and successful gained a place in their U13 training academy. I have been doing this for the last term but at tonight’s training session I am approached by the head coach and asked to train with the U15 squad from now on. I am really looking forward to this challenge. It’s huge opportunity.
Today is my rest day, where I catch up with my homework and relax.
As I have no regional match today, I support my younger sister in her first tournament of the year where she comes second overall playing for Kingston U11s.