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.
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.
Nicole O’Hare joins the Netball Victoria Board with over 25 years’ experience in management roles and business administration, with 12 years as a business owner of three different hair salons. She brings extensive experience in netball leadership, having held a position on the Ariels VCNA committee from 2012 to current, President since 2013 and is the VNL primary contact and association administrator. As President, Nicole has been influential in reviewing the association’s values, policies and procedures to ensure continued growth and success of the association. Nicole hopes to assist the growth and development of netball across the state, and to help promote netball to the wider community. She has a strong passion for facility standards and the delivery of programs, competitions and structures that create opportunities for participation in both women’s and men’s netball.
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.
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.
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 Victorian 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
A Partner at Lander and Rogers, Rob Muir jointly leads the firm’s national Health Law team. With a double degree, Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (E-commerce /Sports Management), Rob has been involved in community-based sport for close to 20 years, both as an athlete, umpire, coach and committee member. Rob is keen to make a positive contribution to the Board of Netball Victoria.
Rachel is a sports management leader with over 20 years’ experience in the sporting industry, specialising in key areas of strategy, collaboration, business efficiency and product development; both participation and digital. Her breadth of sport-specific experience at national and state level has seen her work with a wide array of sports, including netball, tennis, cricket, golf, gymnastics and tenpin bowling. She has also worked more broadly across sector through engagements with Australian Sports Technology Network and Sport Australia. Rachel has clocked up thousands of kilometres on the road all over Victoria and Australia, pursuing the sport she loves as a player, coach, coach educator, volunteer and administrative leader, since first taking the court as a 12-year-old. The experiences she had as part of the netball family growing up, have shaped her into the person she is today, and she is driven to ensure future generations continue to access these same amazing sport experiences.
Carol brings a wealth of experience in the sport to the Board, with experience as a player, coach, umpire and administrator. Carol currently holds the role of Region General Manager of AFL Central Victoria, and is passionate about ensuring netball’s continual growth at all levels of the game, particularly in an ever-crowded regional sporting market. Carol has considerable experience in elite netball as well as at the community level, having previously held roles as the Head of High Performance and as a Coach and Athlete Development Manager at Netball Australia, as well as experience coaching with teams including the Australian 21/U team, the Melbourne Vixens and the Victorian Fury. Currently Carol serves as a Mentor Coach in the Victorian 17/U and 19/U state programs.
Kylie has a wide range of experience sitting on various Committees and Boards, and is currently the President of Melbourne East Netball Association; a position she has held since 2010. Kylie is also currently the State Titles Officer for the Chisholm region (2015-present), a Councillor for the Arrabri Ward of the Maroondah City Council (2016 -present), and the Chair of both the Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee and the Maroondah Business Advisory Committee, just to name a few of her current responsibilities. Kylie is passionate about creating further opportunities for the wider community to be active and involved in netball in some way, so that more people can experience a sense of team and camaraderie.