Richelle was appointed as President in 2017 and was elected as a full member of the Board of Directors in 2008. With experience working as a Director for two companies and the responsibility of their financial management, Richelle’s finance background has been instrumental for Netball Victoria in a number of ways.
Richelle’s background in netball is extensive, a Head Coach of Knox State League, a former manager of the Melbourne Phoenix from 1999-2003 in the National Netball League, a Victorian state coach as well as a Head Coach of Zone Academy programs, she has also acted as a Regional Coaching Coordinator and course presenter for many years.
Elected Director – Kirrily Zimmerman
Kirrily was first elected onto the Netball Victoria Board in 2008. Bringing a wealth of financial experience to the Board having worked as a qualified CPA for over 10 years, Kirrily has a long history of involvement with many aspects of netball and has a wide-ranging experience as a player, coach, umpire and administrator.
Elected Director – Wendy Frost
Wendy returns to the Netball Victoria Board after serving for two years from 2007-2009. With a Bachelor of Economics, Wendy is currently a Relieving Business Manager with the Department of Education and Training.
A former South Australian representative netballer and 1982 Australian squad member, Wendy’s passion for the growth of the sport is evident in her coaching background having worked within Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland, as well as her administrative endeavors with local clubs and committees.
Elected Director – Shane O’Sullivan
Shane was elected to the Netball Victoria board in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience from grass roots through to high performance. Shane has spent the past 34 years in the sporting arena with broad experiences across all areas of the industry and is presently the Football Administration Manager for the Carlton Football Club. Stepping away from AFL, Shane has been the President of the Monash Netball Club for the past eight years, working diligently to sustain and secure sponsorship, develop strategic governance and establish itself as one of Victoria’s premier amateur sporting clubs.
Elected Director – Marlene Elliott
Marlene joined the Netball Victoria Board in 2013 when appointed to a casual vacancy position & was elected to a three year term in mid-2014.
She brings extensive experience in strategic planning, project management, stakeholder engagement, business development, marketing & communications.
Working as Associate Director Client & Market Insights for KPMG Australia, she has worked with senior executives of public listed companies, private companies and partnerships for over 20 years, gaining a valuable understanding of the dynamics of professional services, multiple stakeholders, governance, risk & the value of delivering results. Previously, Marlene was involved with netball in South Australia as a player, coach & board member.
Elected Director – Gayle Lambert
Gayle Lambert joins the Netball Victoria Board with over 30 years’ experience in netball across a variety of levels, as not only a player and coach, but also an umpire, administrator, selector and committee member.
A recipient of the 2013 Netball Victoria Service Award, Lambert has worked tirelessly in her local netball community and across Victoria to help raise and develop the profile of netball across the state.
Appointed Director – Mary Bluett
Mary began her career as a secondary teacher at Camberwell High School. Her passion for teaching led to her 31-year career as an education union leader.
As President of the Australia Education Union (AEU) Victorian Branch and Deputy President of the Federal AEU, Mary developed a method of campaigning that engaged the community to lobby political parties to better invest in public education. She has served on a number of boards and has represented the AEU in international forums, whilst also developing extensive networks across governments, the business sector and community groups throughout her career.
A lifelong passionate netballer, she plays social and Masters netball, as well as umpiring in competitions.
Director – Margaret Molina OAM
Margaret Molina OAM joined the Netball Victoria Board in 2018 as a Director.
Margaret has a long history involved in netball as a player, coach, administrator and selector, she brings a wealth of netball experience.
A former Victorian State and Australian National team member, she played in 2 successful World Championship teams. Following her playing career, Molina undertook a range of netball roles at a coaching level, including Assistant Coach of both the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), Kestrels and the Victorina State team. She has also been manager of the VIS Team, Australian 21/U Team and Australian National Team. During this time, she has had an extensive career in the Field of Education concentrating on working with students with Social Emotional difficulties or Specific Individual Learning Needs. Currently Head Coach of Netball at Wesley College