High Performance expertise to enhance success

Netball Queensland is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard McInnes as the new General Manager – High Performance.

Netball Queensland Chief Executive Catherine Clark confirmed the appointment stating “Our sport has had an exceptional year in Queensland, across all our programs, with the pinnacle being the Mission Queensland Firebirds three trophy win including the 2015 ANZ Champions title.”

For Netball Queensland we have undertaken substantial reviews and consultation during the past 6 months and recognising our goals for 2025, acquiring experience and expertise in areas such as High Performance is critical to building on our 2015 successes.

Richard has an extensive background in high performance sport in Australia and overseas.

Formerly as a Specialist Consultant – Athlete Pathways and Development at the Australian Institute of Sport.  Prior to this, Richard’s career has included roles as Assistant Coach to the Australian Cricket Team (2005-2008), National High Performance Manager and Head Coach for the Australian Women’s Cricket Team (2008-2012) and High Performance Manager and Head Coach at the National Cricket Academy for Bangladesh Cricket Board (2012-2014).

McInnes holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Human Movement Studies and has undertaken extensive national and international professional development programs.” says Clark.

Outgoing High Performance Manager Adam Abbott is undertaking a two year secondment within Netball Queensland as Manager – Strategic Projects, to oversee the implementation and build of NQ’s Home of Netball in partnership with Queensland Government.

McInnes commences in the new role at Netball Queensland from Monday 26 October 2016.