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All About Cassy!
Competitions Coordinator, beginning in 2017.
• Create the VNL Fixture – liaise with clubs for home games, find alternative venues, balance time slots and courts for clubs/teams
• Ensure all players and officials are NV Members and have completed all the Integrity in Netball Requirements
• Constant communication with VNL Club primary contacts to ensure they have all the required information and are getting things done.
• Ensure all game night paperwork (scoresheets, rosters, sign in sheets, MVP vote slips) are organised.
• Organise volunteers (comps supervisor, medical staff) and allocate Bench officials to matches
• Enter match results and statistics
• Review and update competition documents (comp regulations, manuals, templates, resources)
• I studied Exercise & Sport Science (Honours) at Deakin.
• This was my first fill-time job – I looked after Association Championships and State Titles for 1.5 years before switching to VNL in 2019.
• I had had many years of experience volunteering at my local netball association. I started as a player, then moved into umpiring and coaching before becoming a supervisor and general helper on Saturdays. I also helped with the representative program including coaching, S&C and a selector.
As netball is the no. 1 sport for females, Netball Vic ‘are leaders’ in ensuring all players and officials (female and male) get the best experience possible. By working in the VNL space, I am able to provide a platform for hundreds of players and officials to showcase their talent and be the leaders and role models for the wider Victorian netball community. The players and officials who shine at this level, enable the wider community to also shine.
I love the game of netball so being involved in the delivery of a competition makes me feel proud and accomplished.
I thrive on organising things (I’m a bit of a perfectionist). I am given opportunities to explore ideas and concepts to make improvements in current policies and procedures but also create new ones. I have no limits, I’ve got this – the belief that my team has in me to do things allows me to complete my work knowing that I have the support of everyone.
Seeing everything come together on game night makes me reflect on all the work that I have put in in the lead up with the help and support from my team but also the VNL clubs. Without the support of everyone, we would not be able to shine!
The suspension of the VNL season has given me time to complete some important tasks that get pushed to the bottom of the priority list in the lead up to, and during the season. These tasks such as developing resources for clubs to ensure they are performing on and off court to a high standard, are vital to the success of the 10 clubs and consequently the VNL competition.
There are also a number of tasks that were on the ‘wish list’ but in normal circumstances would not be able to happen. This quieter time is perfect to get the ball rolling on these which will hopefully make the clubs and the VNL better in the long run.