Acknowledgement of a Coaching Star

After spending many years coaching elite teams throughout Australia and around the world, Marg Angove OAM was employed by Netball SA (NSA) as a part-time Coach Consultant in September 2011. During Marg’s two years with the organisation she has played a pivotal role in the establishment of some new and fantastic programs.

Marg implemented the Adelaide Metropolitan Academy and acted as Head Coach in it’s inaugural year. This program replaced the old “Sparrows” concept and follows the Netball Australia Dare to Develop a Diamond Academy format. This is now a far superior development program for athletes, coaches, umpires and administrators. The first year of the Adelaide Metropolitan Academy operation (2012/2013 City Night competition) was highly successful and will continue in 2013/2014 as a key development step in the athlete pathway for metropolitan based athletes.

Marg also implemented the Northern Metropolitan Academy, an academy which is critical to the development of netball in the north and was a recommendation made by the Northern Suburbs Taskforce early in 2011. In order to garner support from the South Australian District Netball Association (SADNA) and Elizabeth Netball Association (ENA) to begin this academy Marg has been required to work very closely with key stakeholders. The Northern Metropolitan Academy is currently operational and will receive close, ongoing attention and support by NSA.

Lastly, Marg has developed tiered coach mentoring programs for the State Premier Netball Competition (SPNC) clubs for the Premier Division as well as for the Adelaide Metropolitan Netball Division (AMND) intermediate grade. She has also had involvement in a number of different areas of coaching, including specialist coaching sessions (i.e. Dare to Develop a Diamond Workshops and a session conducted by Lisa Alexander), attending the 2012 National Underage Championships as a coach mentor, provided assistance with the advanced accreditation course, Game Development Conference and delivering specialist sessions at the Future Stars Camp.

From September 2013 onwards Marg will continue to have strong connections with NSA. Marg has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Adelaide Metropolitan Netball Academy 2013/2014 and will continue to present coach accreditation courses for the organisation. Netball SA staff and supporters express their deepest thanks to Marg for her incredible work and contribution to Netball in South Australia and wish Marg all the best for her future.