Netball Queensland can today announce Tracey Jeanes-Fraser, Amanda VanderWal and Christine Voge as the head coaches of the 2016 Queensland 17 Under, 19 Under and 21 Under teams respectively.
After much deliberation, the experience, success and dedication of these coaches in previous years has ensured that they are definitely the best people for the job.
Having all been head coaches of the Queensland State Teams this year will be a great advantage going into the 2016 season, Netball Queensland High Performance Manager, Adam Abbott, said.
“All three coaches have proven they know what it takes to develop talent and achieve success at a national level and their experience and knowledge will be invaluable in continuing to progress Queensland team and individual success within the national pathway,” Abbott said.
Over recent years the National Netball Championships have seen success for Queensland, with the 2015 17U team and the 2014 19U teams both taking out national titles, and the 2014 21U team securing a bronze medal.
“What we are looking for now is consistent success, and the experience and knowledge that all three coaches have gained through previous campaigns puts us in the best position to continue to build towards our goals,” Abbot said.
In 2016, the 21U National Championship is held in Tasmania from the 8th to 13th of March, while the 17U and 19U competitions are held together in Western Australia from the 12th to 17th of April.
The National Championship offers players a pathway in elite netball, with selectors from the Netball Centre of Excellence program looking for upcoming talent.
The appointed head coaches will work together with Netball Queensland over the coming weeks for the process of appointing assistant coaches and team managers.