Victorian state coaches announced

Netball Victoria has announced the coaching panel who will lead the 17/U and 19/U teams at the National Netball Championships in April next year.

After a successful 2018 campaign with the 17/U team runners-up and the 19/U taking out the championship for the third year in a row, the Victorian squad will look to maintain dominance on the national stage.

Netball Victoria congratulates the following coaches:

17/U
Head Coach – Melanie Savage
Assistant Coach – Belinda Lees
Apprentice Coach – Tegan Hopkins

19/U
Head Coach – Kaylea McQuade
Assistant Coach – Sarah Hogan
Apprentice Coach – Melissa Crotty

General Manager – High Performance, Rebekah Webster congratulated the appointed coaches.

“We’re delighted with the coach appointments we’ve been able to make this year. We had an impressive pool of applicants which really showed of the depth of Victoria’s coaching talent, it was a really tough decision for our appointments panel,” said Webster.

“Our 17/U and 19/U programs are incredibly important in our pathway as athletes begin to really learn and experience what it takes to make it to the elite, and our athletes and coaches both take immense pride in representing the ‘Big V’ at the National Championships.

“Kaylea has done a wonderful job these past two years and will be well supported by Sarah and Mel Crotty. Mel Savage, who has been a part of our program previously, now gets an opportunity to take on a lead role and will be well assisted by Belinda and Tegan.

“It’s an exciting group of coaches and we are all looking forward to the athlete selection process beginning over the next few weeks.”