Netball Queensland’s would like to congratulate Tracey Fear who has recently been recognised for her dedication and commitment to netball, being awareded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Fear joined Netball Queensland in 2017 in the role of Performance Pathways Manager. The role continues her commitment to providing pathways and opportunity for the next generation of Queensland netballers.
A former New Zealand Silver Ferns Captain, Fear has spent the years since her retirement fiercely driving the development of netball and women’s sport in New Zealand and Australia.
Fear served a 12-year term as the High-Performance Director for Netball New Zealand in a golden era for the country which included two Commonwealth Games gold medals, along with Netball World Cup and World Youth Cup titles.
Fear returned to New Zealand in October to receive the Order of Merit medal in the Auckland Investiture Ceremony.
Leigh Gibbs, Netball Queensland General Manager of Community and Sport Development attended the ceremony and praised her former teammate for her continued passionate service to our sport.
‘This is not a just an award for Tracey’s passion and dedication to netball, but also recognises the significant role she played in the success of netball in New Zealand. As a former team mate and colleague of Tracey; I know having her on your team instils huge confidence and excitement for what can be achieved,’ she said.
Fear has now taken on the role of developing the pathway of Queensland netballers.
‘Tracey brings a deep understanding of the high-performance environment and knowledge of what world class looks like, Netball Queensland has a safe pair of hands in Tracey, a true team player,” Gibbs said.
With 69 international caps to her name and over 30 years’ experience in high performance netball coaching and administration, having someone of Tracey’s caliber on board will ensure the continued success of Netball Queensland’s High Performance Program.