Former Melbourne Vixens Wendy Jacobsen and Elissa Kent (nee Macleod) continue to develop their coaching careers in netball, completing their Advanced Coaching NCAS Accreditation on Sunday 15 November 2015.
Jacobsen and Kent were among five coaches to pass the Advanced Coaching NCAS Accreditation and are now eligible to coach at state and/or Victorian Netball League level.
This accreditation is difficult to attain, with only eight Victorian coaches passing so far this year.
Netball Victoria Coach Development Officer Nicole Keegan said that the achievements of both Jacobsen and Kent in their young coaching careers can be attributed to the structures of the pathway.
“Both coaches have moved through the Victorian coaching pathway with success, and we look forward to watching both of these talented coaches develop their capacity further,” said Keegan.
“It is a great asset to Victorian netball to have coaches with their level of experience and talent working with our athletes to further strengthen our player pathways.”
Jacobsen has recently been appointed Head Coach of Netball Victoria’s Eastern Zone Academy program and will work with some of Victoria’s most talented juniors in preparation for Victorian 17/U State Team selection.
Kent has been appointed Head Coach of Melbourne University Lightening’s Championship Division in the Victorian Netball League.
Keira Wills, Sarndra Kennerley and Kelli Lambert also achieved their Advanced Coaching NCAS Accreditation on the weekend.
In other coaching news, another former Vixen in Kathleen Knott has joined the Netball Victoria coaching pathway as the newly appointed Head Coach of Netball Victoria’s Northern Zone Academy.
Netball Victoria congratulates all the coaches who have achieved this coaching level in 2015 after two years of hard work.
Advanced Coaching NCAS Accreditation courses will be held again in June and July 2016. Exact dates will be confirmed and uploaded to the coaching calendar in due time.
Please contact Nicole Keegan for more information.