Coach Dev Conference November Instagram 600x600Netball Victoria is pleased to launch the 2016 Coach Development Conference to be held on Sunday 20 November at the State Netball and Hockey Centre.

This event is a highlight of our Netball Victoria calendar and provides you with an opportunity to learn new ideas from our experienced and expert panel of presenters, allows for networking opportunities and assists in growing your skills and confidence.

Coach Development Conference Program

Former Australian Diamond and Melbourne Vixens Captain Sharelle McMahon, and International Coaching Consultant Bo Hanson will be the keynote speakers.


Sharelle McMahonSharelle McMahon Former Australian Diamond and Melbourne Vixen Captain

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Balancing work, family & coaching life while transitioning from High Performance athlete to coaching in a High Performance program.”

One of Australia’s all-time greats, Sharelle McMahon achieved just about every accolade on offer in netball. From country Victoria, McMahon represented Australia 118 times, 12 of those as captain.

The star shooter was part of three Netball World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007) and four Commonwealth Games (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010).

McMahon scored the match-winning goal to deliver Australia the 1999 world title in a memorable final against New Zealand in Christchurch. She finished with 2520 international goals at an average of just over 21 per Test.

After taking a year away from the sport in 2012 for the birth of her first child, McMahon returned to the court in the ANZ Championship with the Melbourne Vixens, who she led to the 2009 title, before formally retiring from the game at the end of 2013.

Sharelle will discuss her transition from a High Performance athlete to Coaching within a High Performance Program and how she balances her work, family and coaching life.


Bo HansonBo Hanson International Coaching Consultant, Director of Athlete Assessments

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “The ATHLETE TOUGH program is designed to ensure your athletes never give up, never quit on their team and never quit on themselves. It delivers proven strategies on how to help your athletes become and stay mentally strong.”

In 1992, at just 18, Bo Hanson became Australia’s youngest rower to compete at the Olympics. Bo went on to win bronze medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. During his Olympic career, Bo Hanson studied at the University of Technology Sydney and began his 15 years of experience in corporate training, development and facilitation.

Bo Hanson has been working within sport and the business sector for over 15 years, delivering leadership, management and coach development. In addition to his own athletic career, He has worked internationally with more than 22,000 coaches, athletes and sports administrators from more than 40 different sports to improve coaching strategies and performance.

Bo will present what it takes to be ATHLETE TOUGH. “Mental toughness is not a mythical quality possessed by only a few. It is a teachable skill and there are proven strategies to develop your athletes to be ATHLETE TOUGH.”

The Coach Development Conference will offer three streams for coaches to attend; High Performance, Intermediate and Foundation. Attendees have the opportunity to move between streams based on their interests and identified areas for personal growth.

The Conference will offer a diverse curriculum which is relevant to coaches of all levels and accreditation. The program will be confirmed and released ASAP.


Early Bird Special

For a limited time only, if you register today and use the Promo Code below you will receive a discount.

PROMO CODE: EarlyBird2016

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For more information, please contact Netball Victoria Coach and Umpire Development Manager Guy Keane at [email protected]