NNSW finalise coaching appointments

Netball NSW has now confirmed the final coaching appointments for the 2014 NSW 17/U Development Team and Sydney Netball Academy.

Sandy Attard has been appointed Sydney Netball Academy Assistant Coach and will work with Head Coach Jen Wright (née Huggett).

Sandy’s coaching experience includes having coached junior State Age teams (2008-2011) and senior State League sides, progressing from Division Five to Division Three for Hills District Netball Association.

In November 2013, Netball NSW announced the introduction of a NSW 17/U Development Team comprising of players who may have only just missed out on the NSW 17/U Team, but who the selectors feel will challenge and compete for places in the Netball NSW High Performance program in future years.  2013 19/U Assistant Coach and co-coach of the reigning DOOLEYS State League Waratah Cup Champions (Eastwood Ryde), Leonie Stewart-Weeks was named Head Coach and Netball NSW can confirm the appointment of both Pate Cooper and Jaqua Heddle as Assistant Coaches.

Pate and Jaqua bring a wealth of experience to the coaching team particularly in the area of youth development. Pate Cooper has  coached in both the Penrith and Blue Mountains Netball Associations, in addition to being a former Head Coach of Western Sydney Academy Netball Program (and Assistant Coach of NSW 19/U in 2010.

Jaqua Heddle has been coaching at both a junior and senior level, including being Head Coach of South West Sydney Regional Academy in 2013 and Assistant Coach of Penrith DOOLEYS State League Waratah Cup side (2009-2011).

“These appointments complete our State Team and Sydney Netball Academy coaching teams for the forthcoming season,” said Tracey Fear, Netball NSW General Manager – High Performance.

“In addition to being responsible for developing the State’s best emerging talent, these appointments will provide every coach with the opportunity to progress their own development as a High Performance coach and in turn further strengthen the depth of quality coaches within NSW,” concluded Fear.

2014 Netball NSW State Team coaching & support staff
Netball NSW Waratahs
Anita Keelan – Head Coach
Moira Gaha – Assistant Coach
Maureen Stephenson – Team Manager

Netball NSW Blues
Megan Anderson – Head Coach
Briony Akle – Assistant Coach
Debra Hanson – Team Manager

NSW 21/U
Megan Simpson – Head Coach
Dianne Brown – Assistant Coach
Donna Harrison – Team Manager
Daniel Vukovic – Physiotherapist

NSW 19/U
Briony Akle – Head Coach
Colleen Mitchell – Assistant Coach
Narelle Stokes – Team Manager
Nathaniel Harnett – Lead Physiotherapist

NSW 17/U
Moira Gaha – Head Coach
Amber Cross – Assistant Coach
Deborah Kassing – Team Manager
Emily Boulton Smith – Lead Physiotherapist

NSW 17/U Development Team
Leonie Stewart-Weeks – Head Coach
Pate Cooper and Jaqua Heddle – Assistant Coaches
Charlene Sommerville – Team Manager

Sydney Netball Academy
Jen Wright – Head Coach
Sandy Attard – Assistant Coach
Deborah Kassing – Team Manager