The New South Wales Coach and Support teams for the 2020 National Netball Championships in Hobart have been finalised.
The Nationals are a chance for the brightest young talent in Australian netball to represent their state or territory. They are also a crucial pathway opportunity, and a chance to get national exposure and catch the eye of Netball Australia selectors.
NSW 19/U head coach Jennifer Wright (Eastwood-Ryde) will be assisted in her role by former National League player Alison Tucker-Munro (Randwick), with Virginia Welsh (Manly Warringah) on board as an apprentice coach and Di Bills (Eastwood Ryde) fulfilling the role of team manager.
In the 17/U setup, head coach Amber Cross (Wyong District) will be assisted by Kath Tetley (Baulkham-Hills Shire), with Kirstie Fuller (Gunnedah) working as an apprentice coach, and Jenny Gage-Traill (Northern Suburbs) named team manager.
Netball NSW State Pathways Manager Margaret Hamley said she was delighted to have both coaching teams in place for a big year ahead.
“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone appointed in what is a proud moment for all concerned,” she said.
“These coaches have come along the Netball NSW pathway and both Jennifer and Amber are excited to have very good teams behind them.
“This year NSW brought back silver in both the 17s and 19s competitions and in 2020 we’ll be looking to take that final step and bring gold back to the state.”
The Nationals will be held from the 18-23 April at the Hobart Netball and Sports Centre with the winners of both the 17/U and 19/U Divisions crowned in Gold Medal matches on on the last day of play.
NSW 19/U Coaches
Head Coach: Jennifer Wright (Eastwood-Ryde)
Assistant Coach: Alison Tucker-Munro (Randwick)
Apprentice Coach: Virginia Welsh (Manly- Warringah)
Manager: Di Bills (Eastwood-Ryde)
NSW 17/U Coaches
Head Coach: Amber Cross (Wyong District)
Assistant Coach: Kath Tetley (Baulkham-Hills Shire)
Apprentice Coach: Kirstie Fuller (Gunnedah)
Manager: Jenny Gage-Traill (Northern Suburbs)