Coaching Advisory Panel

The Panel is responsible for advising the CEO and the Board and working with them to support the development and implementation of agreed priorities in the Strategic Plan, particularly, in relation to supporting the development of quality coaches worldwide.

Specifically the Panel shall:

  • Work with the Board, Regional Federations and Members to maintain and communicate the current overview of coaching across the INF Membership
  • Establish a framework that provides INF Members with clear guidelines for the delivery of quality coaching and development.
  • Advise the Board and produce INF Rules, Protocols and Procedures relating to Coaching.
  • Guide & support INF Members in identifying and mentoring targeted coaches in line with INF strategic priorities also in conjunction with or acknowledging current national developments in this area.
  • Liaise with Regional Federations and national Member organisations to guide and support the identification of quality coach educators and mentors operating at all levels of the game.
  • Facilitate the delivery of education/training workshops for coaches at International and Regional levels as appropriate.
  • Contribute to or endorse quality coach education programmes & resources as well as promote those already available.
  • Work in conjunction with other Panels and Committees in the broader context of INF’s strategic development objectives to ensure alignment.

For full terms of reference for the Board Committees, Working Groups and Panels click here.

The members of the panel:

Jill McIntosh

Jill represented Australia as a player for eight years including the 1983 World Championships in Singapore. During nine years as National Coach, the Australian Team won the 1995 World Championships, the inaugural 1998 Commonwealth Games Gold medal for Netball, the 1999 World Championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games Gold medal for Netball.
She spent 4 years as the National Coaching Director for Netball Australia where the focus was on coach education.
Since retiring as the Australian National Coach at the end of 2003 Jill has been travelling the world as a High Performance Consultant using her vast knowledge and experience to assist members where possible.
Jill is the current Chair of CAP and was awarded the INF Service Award in Glasgow 2013.

jlawrence_head_shot_07-04-15Julia Lawrence

Julia’s involvement in Netball coaching, administration and management spans 20 years. She was appointed as the Coaching Director at Netball Victoria in 1995 where she worked for 15 years in various technical, development and corporate roles.
Julia moved to Singapore with her family in January 2011 and has been employed as the Technical Manager for Netball Singapore since this time.
Julia undertook a major review of Singapore’s Coaching Accreditation Program which included the development of various coaching manuals and resources, the training and accreditation of coaching course presenters and assessors and more recently the development of the Level 3 Netball Coaching Course. Julia was appointed to the INF Coaching Advisory Panel in April 2014.

Liz BroomheadLiz Broomhead MBE

Liz carries out many voluntary roles within Netball ranging from being a member of Netball Europe Board with responsibilities for development needs of member countries and a Technical group which supports Competition and Coach/ Umpire Development - to supporting Joan Smit as INF Africa Regional Development Manager (RDM) with the development of Netball in Africa in various ways.
Liz was England Netball U18 Coach for 6 Years, England National Coach for 6 years in the 90’s and Head of Selectors for 5 Years after this.
She is an INF Service Award holder from 2007.

maureen-hallMaureen Hall

Maureen is currently the High performance Director of the Jamaica Netball Association, chairperson of the Selection Committee.
Involved in netball for over 30years Maureen represented Jamaica from 1980 – 1986, and participated as a player at the World Netball Tournament in Singapore in 1983.
Maureen coached Jamaica from 1989 – 2003, including at the 1991, 1995, 1999, and 2003 World Championships. Maureen holds a Diploma in project Management, BEd Degree from the University of Sussex; MBA from the University of Manchester, and the professional designation A.C.I.I from the Chartered Insurance Institute.
She conducts coaching and ‘Train the Trainer’ workshops and is the principle technical lecturer on the Level One Netball Programme being run in conjunction with the University of Technology and the Jamaica Netball Association.

sue-hawkinsSue Hawkins

Sue is a High Performance Coach currently working for the NSW Institute of Sport as the Head coach of the Netball program, which is developing the next generation of ANZ players for NSW.
Mentor coach for 22 coaches in NSW, coach of the NSW Waratahs which the Australian League team from NSW. Sue came to this role following her time as England National Coach (2008 – 2011) having previously coached the NZ Auckland Diamonds (2005-2008), Queensland Academy of Sport & Firebirds Head Coach (2000 – 2004) and the Australian Institute of Sport specialist senior netball coach (1896 – 2000).
As a player Sue was World Champion in 1983 for Australia, and played 29 test matches for Australia as GA/GS.

anita-navinDr Anita Navin

Dr Anita Navin is Director of Collaboration and CPD within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University.
Her role has forged strong links with the sport coaching industry. Named as UK Coach Educator of the Year in 2011 for her commitment to coach development with England Netball.
Anita has recently completed a Professional Doctorate in netball researching coaching expertise. Anita is also heavily involved with the delivery of coach development activity with GB Rowing, British Tennis, the Football Association and British Equestrian.
Anita led on the development and implementation of the coaching strand of the INF Africa Coaching & Officiating Framework (ACOF).

Yvonne WilleringYvonne Willering ONZM

Yvonne Willering played as a provincial representative netballer from 1968 until 1985 and for the Silver Ferns from 1974 to 1983.
She trained as a lab technologist at Auckland Hospital and was later employed as a microbiologist in New Zealand and the United Kingdom until 1985. In 1986, she returned to New Zealand and became Coaching Director for Netball New Zealand, a position she held for two years.
Over the next decade, she held the prestigious position of Silver Ferns coach, Regional Netball Co-ordinator for Netball New Zealand, Director for ASB Bank, Netball North Harbour Coaching Director, coach to Fujiforce, the LG Mystics and contract coach, on occasions, to the Vixens, Magic and Firebirds.
Her coaching career which started in 1986 has included national and international teams such as Silver Ferns, NZ Young Internationals, the Fijian national team and various provincial and regional teams.
Yvonne holds several New Zealand coaching awards and in 2002, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

untitledJulie HoornwegJulie has an extensive background of high performance coaching and talent scouting at state, national and international level.
Positions of note she has held include Fiji National Coach (1997-1999), England National Coach (2000-2002), Melbourne Phoenix/VIS Head Coach (2005-2007), and Melbourne Vixens/VIS Head Coach (2008-2012).
In 2014 Julie returned to the helm of the Fiji Pearls for a short-term period in a caretaker role, before being appointed as a High Performance coach for Netball Tasmania.

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