Gerard Murphy receives High Performance Coaching Accreditation 


Geelong Netball Club coach Gerard Murphy has reached the highest level of coaching accreditation in Australia, achieving his High Performance Coaching Accreditation (HPCA).


Murphy, who coaches the Geelong Cougars in the Bupa Victorian Netball League (VNL), led the Cougars to two premierships in 2017 – in both 19/U and Division 1. 


Beginning at the club in 2008 as an assistant coach, Gerard has been pivotal in the Cougars’ success in recent years, as well as 2018, with all three Cougars’ divisions sitting in top four.


His roles in the Netball Victoria pathway extend beyond just the VNL, previously having roles as an assistant coach of the state 19/U team, and a head coach in the zone academy program, which assists in the development of talented players, coaches, umpires and team managers. 


Murphy was also a high achiever as a player, representing Victoria from 2003 to 2009 and captaining the Australian Men’s Under 23 team from 2003 – 2005. 


The HPCA is the pinnacle of Netball Australia’s coaching accreditation pathway, targeting the highest level state league, Deakin University Australian Netball League and Suncorp Super Netball coaches. The HPCA prepares coaches to operate to a high standard in an elite environment. 


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