Netball East Midlands

Regional Office contact details;

Tel: 01509 226753



Address: Netball Office, Netball and Badminton Centre, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

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Superleague Team

Loughborough Lightning

Loughborough Lightning are based at Loughborough University – renowned for sporting excellence. Formed in 2006, Lightning is the only Vitality Netball Superleague team based in the Midlands.

A number of former and current England internationals have played for Lightning including Olivia Murphy, Karen Atkinson, Jade Clarke, Ama Agbeze, Joanne Harten and Sophia Candappa.

For the 2016 season Lightning head coach Karen Atkinson has signed England internationals Sasha Corbin and Jade Clarke – the latter making a welcome return to Loughborough.

Lightning is also developing a strong talent pathway through its academies and partnership work with East Midlands Netball.

Further information and ticket details can be found on the Loughborough Lightning Website.

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Regional Contacts

Michelle Austin
Regional Coordinator - East Midlands
Tel: 01509 226753
Julian Taylor
Netball Development Officer - Derby & Notts
Tel: 07545 924993
Val Kindred
Netball Development Officer - Leicestershire
Tel: 07540 126816
Louise Key
Netball Development Officer - Lincolnshire
Tel: 07545 924994
Kelly Walker
Netball Development Officer - Northamptonshire
Tel: 07545 924954
Ruth Pickthorn
Netball Development Community Coach - Nottingham / Derby City
Tel: 07872 407215