Now the excitement of the trials have died down we thought it would be a good opportunity to announce the fantastic coaching team we have lined up for next season. Drum roll please, introducing ENC’s coaching team for the 2017/18 season…
Gemma Sole – Onyx
I joined Edinburgh Netball Club aged 17 and grew to love the game as part of an unbeaten Royals ‘dream-team.’ I then went on to Bath University in 2009 where I continued to play netball in a competitive university environment. I trialled successfully for the Scottish Thistles. I went on to represent Team Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014, and at the Netball World Cup in 2015. I also represented Team Northumbria in the 2015/2016 in the Vitality Netball Superleague. And was Onyx coach 2016/2017.
Gail Niven – Royals
I’ve been involved in netball for 14 years playing, umpiring, secretary-ing, president-ing and coaching. I’ve been CENA President for the last 2 seasons. I’m a B umpire. When not doing anything netball related, I can be found in my boutique and fixing people’s fashion dilemmas! I love a good red wine, laughing and a cheeky dance from time to time! I am in a love / hate relationship with running and complete Marcothon month in December (which I will be trying to persuade my team to complete this year). I’m married to D who does not play netball #sadface.
Frances Youngson – Scarlets
I’ve been involved in netball as a player and umpire for past 15 years and then as a coach for the past 4/5 years. Started coaching an Under 17 team competing in CENA with a number of the original team still playing in senior teams in CENA. Been coaching seniors for the past few years running club training sessions and coaching one of the senior teams who have had great success moving from div 2 to div 1 and coming third in their first season. My coaching style is firm but fair though it also needs to be fun. Outside of netball I’m also a massive darts fan which people find quite surprising.
Kay Farquhar – Oceans
I play netball three nights a week, coach 6 days a week for clubs, primary schools, high schools, district and about to start coaching at development academy. I umpire and co ordinate the Play Netball league and umpire at CENA. In my spare time I run my guest houses. I love going to concerts and catching up with friends. I have two French bulldogs Olly and Lola. I have two older sisters and an older brother and a younger step sister.
We are super excited to have these four as part of our set up and with their knowledge and experience we cannot wait to see what they bring to the club! Bring on the 2017/18 season, see you on court!!