Netball’s sharpest minds open door to inner-circle

World netball’s sharpest minds will open their inner-sanctum to a limited number of emerging coaches and umpires at the Netball Queensland Change It conference from 24 to 25 September at University of Queensland.

Firebirds triple premiership winning coach Roselee Jencke and ANZ Championship grand final umpire Jono Bredin will join a host of other luminaries at the conference to discuss the game’s latest developments in high performance, game development, coaching and umpiring.

Netball Queensland General Manager of Community and Sport Development Leigh Gibbs said the conference would provide a holistic snapshot of the changing face of netball.

“It’s an opportunity to hear from world class coaching and umpiring personnel to not only increase knowledge of those components, but learn how coach and umpire development goes hand in hand,” Gibbs said.

“Roselee has won the most ANZ Championship matches of all time and will have just finished her duties as an assistant coach with the Diamonds when she speaks. She’ll talk about her experiences creating a high performance culture.

“Jono Bredin is New Zealand’s number one umpire and he’ll break down what is he noticing in the game – key rule changes and how they are impacting officiating. He’ll also work with Rose to show how coaches and umpires can work together.”

The two-day course is open to coaches with a foundation qualification and umpires with a minimum C badge qualification.

Gibbs said the course would also feature addresses from coaching industry expert Wayne Goldsmith and Steve Rynne from University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

“Both of these speakers are world class experts in their field and will deliver information about the coaching and sporting environment today, how it’s changing and how people can adapt and grow in their own space,” she said.

Conference places are limited. To register, visit