Having played netball for more years than I can remember, the transition to coaching was a natural move. My club – Risca Netball Club were massively supportive as I started out on this path.My early opportunities came when I was part of the Coaching Team for the Future Player Centres and later the Talent Centres. Following that, I was invited to shadow the then Head Coach of Wales U17, the legend that is Merle Hamilton.
What an opportunity!
In 2009 I was appointed as Assistant Coach to Laura Williams for Wales U17s. I learned so much not just from Laura but from the players too… what a special group these players were and I remember them all fondly. During the past five years I have been the Head Coach at Cardiff University – 7.00am coaching sessions are not my favourite… but the students are fantastic and it’s all worth while.
On to 2015 and I feel extremely honoured to have been appointed Wales U17 Head Coach. I am delighted to be working with another exciting group of players who are just starting out on their elite netball careers
I’m an IT Geek in my day job – although that’s not very interesting!