Margaret River Experiences National Netball Thrill

The Margaret River Netball Association was excited to play host to famous ex-national netballer and head coach Jill McIntosh last week for two coaching sessions.

The news article “National netball treasure in town” has full details on this story. It says the following: “As part of the association’s rebuilding phase, the club is currently under the mentorship of Ian Crawford from the Department of Sport and Recreation to support the volunteer opportunities to receive best practice support for players and coaches. There is nobody like Jill McIntosh to provide such guidance.”

Using the local Margaret River development squad players aged 11-16, McIntosh ran coaching sessions with the girls whilst demonstrating her coaching methods to netball coaches from Margaret River and neighbouring areas.

Summah Franchi, Chloe Daniels and Wheatley Hunter from the Margaret River Netball Association‘s playing group are competing and training as part of South West Netball Academy.

Everybody gained precious insight from McIntosh and now both players and coaches are keen to experience with their knowledge and skills in the much-awaited netball season 2013.

The Margaret River Netball Association offers netball for kids as young as five years of age through to 17 years old. The sessions run on indoor courts from April to September every year.

Nominations for the next year’s contest will be announced early next year.

About Jill McIntosh:

Jill McIntosh is regarded one of the finest netball players Australia has ever produced. In a career spanning nearly 20 years, she was praised for her outstanding service to the national side and played a major role in Australia’s victory at the World Championship (1983) in Singapore.

McIntosh began her international career in 1974 and was an important part of the team during the 1980-86 period. Tall, strong at ground level and in the air, and blessed with lightning reflexes, she was renowned for her eerie ability of anticipating the opposition’s moves and then positioning herself accordingly. McIntosh was designated “New Idea” Australian Netballer of the Year in 1981 and the following year she was chosen as the national captain.

McIntosh coached the Australian national team for nine years. During her tenure, she guided the team to win the World Championships (1995), the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal (1998), the World Championships (1999) and the Commonwealth Games gold medal (2002). McIntosh received the Australian Confederation of Sport Coach of the Year Award (1998) as well as the Australian Coaching Council Female Coach of the Year Award (1998 & 1999).

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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