Vicki Kerr (née Poat) 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.