Louisa-Jayne Walker


Director of Netball

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Professional and Technical Support Staff

Contact Details

email: l.walker@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542924

Louisa is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the hard working athletes who are part of the Netball Programme at the University of Worcester. She is excited by the opportunities presented to the University Netball by being part of the partnership with Super League franchise, Severn Stars. Louisa is looking to develop a high performance culture with the University teams, where every player is encouraged to play, train and develop both on the court and off.


  • Working towards Level 3 Certificate in Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support
  • UKCC Level Two Netball Coaching 2010
  • Passed UKAD Anti-Doping Course 2016
  • C Award Umpiring 2011
  • Certificate in First Aid 2014 Course in Child Protection in a boarding environment 2008
  • BSc Secondary Science and Mathematics with QTS 2013

Scope of Role at the University

Overseeing University of Worcester Netball Programme and organisation of University of Worcester Netball Club.

Internal Responsibilities:

Coach of the BUCS 1st team, oversee the Coaching Programme for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th BUCS teams. Organise umpires for all home games. Publicise all fixtures, results and training. Organise preseason and appropriate friendly opposition for all 5 teams. Oversee the S&C programme for 1st team and development players. Organise Netball Budget and UWNetball equipment. Ensure that UWNetball Committee continues to function effectively for the club. Attract UWNetball club sponsorship and look for opportunities to develop Coaching and Umpiring programme. Develop relationship with Worcester Netball Club and other external netball partnerships, including Coach Mentorship Programme. Work to recruit quality netball players to the University of Worcester, with events such as Netball Workshops on Applicant / Interview / Open Days.

External Responsibilities:

Severn Stars National Performance League U17, U19 and U21 Co-ordinator. In this role, Louisa is Assistant Coach for the U19 and U21 NPL Severn Stars sides that compete against other franchise age group sides in the league and is Team Manager for the U17 age group. Louisa also organises the Severn Stars Future Stars Netball Camps that run at the University Arena, providing the opportunity for local young players to experience a day of coaching with Senior Severn Stars players.

Industry Background

Industry Background

Performance Netball Coach Millfield School, Somerset. U16A team were South West Regional Champions and finished 7th at Nationals

Head Coach of Wales U21 National Netball Team for SPAR Challenge International Test Series against South Africa U21 and Head Coach of Junior Dragons Nationals Performance League 2015-16

Head of Netball and Co-ordinator of Key Stage 4 and 5 Academic Physical Education and Teacher of Games and A Level Physical Education at New Hall School 2013-2015

Assistant Coach of Wales U21 National Netball Team, achieving two Netball Europe U21 Silver Medals 2013-2015

House Mistress at Gordonstoun International Summer School, Summer 2009-16

Head Coach of Wales U15 National Netball Team 2010-2013 and established a programme for the newly formed Wales U15 team

British Colleges National Netball Squad Coach 2009-2012

Head Coach for MJ Movers Ladies Club playing in the Cardiff and District League 2009-13

Awarded Welsh Netball Young Coach of the Year 2010/11