Netball NSW has appointed the coaches who will lead the State at the 19/U and 17/U National Netball Championships in next year.
Taking place annually, the Nationals provide NSW’s best young netballers the opportunity to represent their State and be spotted for talent identification. The Championships are a crucial stepping stone in both the Netball NSW and Netball Australia Pathways.
In 2020 the NSW 19/U Team will be led by the Eastwood Ryde Netball Association’s Jennifer Wright.
Wright, who is current head coach of the ERNA Hawks Opens Head Coach in the Netball NSW Premier League, comes to the role with a wealth of experience. She has also been the 2019 Waratahs Apprentice Coach and part of the 2019 Targeted Coach Program.
Returning as 17/U state team Head Coach for 2020 is Amber Cross (Wyong District Netball Association) returning to the State Team set-up.
The current Central Coast Heart Opens Premier League Head Coach was also a part of the 2019 Targeted Coach Program.
“It is a great honour to coach the future of netball in NSW so I would like to congratulate both of them in their coach selection,’’ Nikki Horton, Netball NSW Head of Netball, said.
“The 17s and 19s had a brilliant year this year with both sides winning silver at Nationals so we already knew that 2020 we were going to have to take it that one step further.”
“With Jennifer and Amber at the helm, I have such confidence that they will be able to get us to the finals once again and hopefully bring Nationals silverware back to NSW.’’
The competition will be held from April 18 – April 23 in Hobart.
Assistant and apprentice coaches will be announced in due course.