NetballNSWTV was on hand at the 2014 Netball NSW State Dinner at Allphones Arena to capture the moment one of the State’s most successful coaches, Vicki Kerr, took to the stage to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
A highly successful player in her own right, Vicki took to coaching once her playing days were over and has left her legacy on the sport as the most successful NSW 21/U Head Coach at the National Netball Championships… a record that has stood since the 1980s. However the ever-modest coach puts that success down to the players that were under her leadership!
Watch the NetballNSWTV footage below;
Hall of Fame Citation: Vicki Kerr (née Poat)
Vicki Kerr embodies what it means to represent the Waratah of New South Wales, having been both a player and coach during an unrivalled period for NSW State Team netball.
The dynamic circle defender began her netball career with the Sutherland Shire Netball Association, and was a Member of the NSW Open Team from 1971-1978; captaining the Team in 1973 and Vice-Captain from 1974-1977.
Her success as a player transferred to the coaching ranks, when Kerr held the position of NSW 21/U Head Coach from 1982-1990. During this time, the NSW 21/U team won six National Netball Championships (1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989), which to this day remains an unbeaten benchmark.
Kerr continues to pass on her vast knowledge and experience, coaching Sutherland Shire Netball Association representative teams across all age divisions.
In 1985, Kerr was made a Life Member of Sutherland Shire Netball Association, and in 2000 was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for services to Netball.