CEO Celebrates Decade


This year marks a special occasion for Netball NSW Chief Executive Carolyn Campbell, who celebrates her tenth anniversary with our sport since joining the organisation in 2003.

Following the successful delivery of the 2002 Women’s Hockey World Cup in Perth, Carolyn left her west coast home, to join Netball NSW as the Game Development Manager in 2003.

After three years as Game Development Manager, Carolyn was appointed to the role of General Manager (CEO) Netball NSW. 

On achieving ten years with the organisation, asks Carolyn to share her highlights, developments, achievements and milestones during her tenure.

Her thoughts on the growth of netball…
“A highlight of my career to date is the incredible team that has been built up since I began in 2003.  When I arrived at Netball NSW there were around 10 employees.  I think it is a testament to the sport that our netball family continues to grow and develop with every season.”

On the evolution of trans-Tasman netball competition…
“It was an amazing opportunity to help steer our organisation in the transition from the Commonwealth Bank Trophy into the ANZ Championship.  Very rarely in my role do administrators have the opportunity to start with a blank canvas, and help to construct a new team in a new competition… and I hope that I will be around for many years to come as the competition continues to evolve.”

Moving to our new home, ‘Netball Central’…
“One of the most significant events for Netball NSW will be moving to our new home in Sydney Olympic Park.  This is a unique opportunity to help guide the organisation through this transition and exciting to dream about the needs of the sport today, but also the needs and development of the sport for the future.  It is an incredibly exciting time for our netball community and family.”

The success of Netball NSW on and off the court…
“I have had the privilege of witnessing some amazing on court performances from our NSW Swifts and our NSW State Teams over the years and that coupled with the developments  in grassroots programs such as NetSetGo!, umpire pathways and coaching programs  is a real thrill for me …  and I look forward to seeing more in the seasons to come.  I am still in such awe of our marquee events, such as our State Championships, State Age Championships, NSW Swifts home games and Masters …  as you can tell I am incredibly proud and honoured to lead this organisation.”

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